14 African States Agree to Reject Israel’s Membership in the African Union

The 34th ordinary session of the African Union Summit. (Photo: via Social Media)

Algerian and international media outlets have reported that Algeria has officially begun forming an African block to reject Israel’s membership in the African Union.

The online newspaper Rai Al-Youm reported that South Africa, Tunisia, Eritrea, Senegal, Tanzania, Niger, ‌ the Comoro Islands, Gabon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Seychelles have all agreed with the decision.

The newspaper cited recent reports by Algeria’s Al Waqi’ channel.

Rai Al-Youm further wrote that Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra is expected to discuss the issue of Israel’s membership in the African Union in his upcoming trips to the four African countries of Tunisia, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.

Lamamra has stressed that these diplomatic moves are in fact a reaction to Tel Aviv’s membership in the African Union as an observer member and that this is a development that Israeli diplomats have been working on for years.

Lamamra noted that Israel had previously gained membership as an observer in the Organization of African Unity, but in 2002, the title was taken back from the regime as the African Union replaced the Organization of African Unity.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement on July 22 that Adamsu Alali, Tel Aviv’s ambassador to Addis Ababa, had submitted his credentials as an observer member of the African Union.

(WAFA, PC, Social Media)

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1 Comment

  1. I am from Vancouver,Canada and i wanted to say that Israel got nothing in common with the African Union.If Israel was part of the African Union the African Union would look bad in the eyes of all progressive people in the world.Israel is an Apartheid State and the African Union had enough of Apartheid when South Africa had an Apartheid Gov’t.
    There is no one in their right mind that would want Israel to be part of the African Union.That would be a disaster like no other.I am sure that the African Union will do the right thing and reject Israel as been part of the African Union.

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