Conference of Presidents Applauds Israel's Rejoining African Union

New York, NY

. . . Dianne Lob, Chair, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We commend the formal reestablishment of the State of Israel’s observer status in the African Union, which consists of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African continent.

This mutually beneficial development is further proof of the historic progress being made toward normalization of relations with Israel in recent years. This follows the renewal of Israel’s diplomatic ties with Chad, Guinea, and Sudan, as well as the Abraham Accords which includes Morocco. Israel enjoys long-term close ties with other African countries, dating back to the Camp David Accords with Egypt in the 1970s.

We look forward to seeing these partnerships continue to bear fruit in deterring extremist forces in Africa, and in the ongoing efforts to cooperate in combating the COVID-19 pandemic among many other challenges."

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