Abbas tour comes two weeks following Netanyahu’s historic visit to Africa; Abbas and al-Bashir meet on increasing ties and political cooperation as well as to “restrain Israeli attempts to make a breakthrough in Africa”
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum Wednesday, Abbas on a three-day tour in Sudan, his visit centered increasing political cooperation with Sudan and to lobby support to “restrain Israeli attempts to make a breakthrough in Africa”.
Their meeting was centered on increasing bilateral ties and cooperation, to “discuss issues of common concern” and discuss Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Africa tour, according to Sudan’s State Minister Mohammed Obaidullah. The minister stated that Netanyahu’s visit “will not necessarily be the central topic, but the Sudanese-Palestinian relations are always solid and take into account the Israeli efforts to circumvent the Palestinian cause and harness the support of some neighboring countries to serve Israel’s purposes,” referring to the states Netanyahu visited during his tour, as well as his meeting with officials from South Sudan. He added “We should have strong and close coordination between the two countries and the two peoples in order to prevent Israel from achieving its objectives especially after Netanyahu’s visit to some East African countries.”
Speaking to the press in Khartoum, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki stated that “President Mahmoud Abbas and his Sudanese counterpart [President] Omar al-Bashir discussed developing a strategy for the African continent and coordinating to restrain Israeli attempts to make a breakthrough in Africa… We [Sudan and Palestinian Authority] have identical views with respect to future action.”
Abbas’s tour comes two weeks following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visits to Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia where he met with seven heads of African states. His visit was centered on increasing cooperation and improving Africa-Israel relations, the prime minister signing several agreements in the areas of energy, health, trade, agriculture, security and diplomacy. Netanyahu also lobbied support to reinstate Israel’s observer status in the African Union, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta confirming that Kenya would assist Israel to “regain her observer position at the African Union” in what he described as not just good for Kenya, but “good for Africa, it is good for global peace, it is good for partnership.”
These developments correlate with my blog post “It’s Time for Africa”. I wrote following Netanyahu’s Africa tour:
“In light of the radical changes in the world in the recent year- the United States’ diminishing role in the Middle East, the rise of radical Islam, the Iran deal and the increasing, active role of Russia in the Middle East- it is the time to shift gears and acknowledge publically that we have a lot to offer and we aren’t ashamed to present ourselves as a regional super power in the areas of defense, agriculture and science.
Interestingly enough, according to Ezekiel 38 Israel will be extremely successful and wealthy before the Gog and Magog attack.
The ISIS controlled or inspired radical regimes of Libya and Sudan are the only African countries that will come up against Israel in this war. The rest won’t!
If the agreement with Turkey will stimulate the Russians to feel threatened as the regional energy superpower, the recent growing influence of Israel in Africa will definitely stimulate the African part of the Ezekiel war to move ahead with their plans.
I want to point at two interesting things related to the Netanyahu’s visit to Africa:
- Israel will expand its influence and thus its wealth just as Ezekiel predicted.
- The radical African countries will feel threatened and move ahead with their plans to join a future coalition to put an end to the State of Israel.