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Israel to recognize South Sudan as independent state
As government scrambles to head off Palestinian bid for statehood at UN, it conducts secret contacts with embryonic South Sudanese state.
Israel is expected to recognize South Sudan as an independent state in the coming weeks, according to sources at the Foreign Ministry. South Sudan will declare its independence tomorrow at a ceremony attended by representatives from all over the world.
Israel is not sending a representative to the ceremony, but plans to announce that it recognizes the new state immediately after the United States and European Union countries do so….