PM considering historic trip to Africa

08.12.2011                      12.Kislev. 5772

Diplomatie:

PM considering historic trip to Africa

Despite rumors of pre-election visit by Obama, no concrete indication of any impending trip.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans a trip to sub-Saharan Africa in January that would signal Israel’s seriousness in developing new strategic alliances at a time of regional tumult.
Among the countries likely to be included on the trip – the first to sub- Saharan Africa since Levi Eshkol visited six African countries in 1966 – are Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, government sources said. A trip to Uganda would have symbolic significance for Netanyahu, since his brother, Yoni, was killed there in the 1976 Entebbe rescue raid….