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Bibi: Africa Has No Better Friend Than Israel

PM Netanyahu and wife arrive in Africa, July 4, 2016 (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO)

In today's Daily Dispatch, we told you about PM Netanyahu's attendance at a memorial for those lost during the 1976 raid on Entebbe that also claimed the life of his brother, Yoni. But Netanyahu's trip to Africa has other stops, as well. The New York Times reports that he is meeting with African leaders to discuss their shared concerns of security, agriculture, and energy:

Netanyahu is the first ruling Israeli prime minister to visit Kenya and the first to visit sub-Saharan Africa in nearly three decades. He met Tuesday with President Uhuru Kenyatta on counter-terrorism, energy and agriculture, amid tight security. Netanyahu is also visiting Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia this week...

In exchange for its expertise in security and other fields, Israel now wants African states to side with it at the United Nations, where the General Assembly overwhelmingly recognized Palestine as a non-member observer state in 2012.

Netanyahu said states must join forces against a "new form of terrorism" that threatens all countries. "I think we see eye to eye on the nature of this problem, and I think Africa and Israel overwhelmingly see eye to eye on this," he said.

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