Israel’s success in getting observer status at the African Union is also a sign of the growing lack of interest among African leaders in the Palestinian issue altogether.
Israel projected itself as a plucky postcolonial nation. Many African nations and leaders bought into it. Israel’s occupation of the Sinai in 1967, changed that.
Over the past decade, support from Western Christian groups have become an increasingly dominant force in Israel’s relationships with Africa.
A new book explores the rationale of Israel’s efforts to expand its influence on the African continent.