Ethiopia becoming more significant for Israel - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post
Israeli-Ethiopian relations are in some ways unique in Africa. was most active in Italy, Germany, the United States (after World War I), and. Palestine (after. FILE - Members of Ethiopia's Jewish community hold up pictures of their relatives in Israel, during a solidarity event at a synagogue in Addis. Ethiopia Foreign Relations Israel News. Find breaking news Ethiopia, Israel Renew Ties World IN BRIEF: ISRAEL: More Jews Expected to Leave Ethiopia.
At the time of the October warmany African states severed their relations with Israel.
This, and Arab threats of a crippling oil embargo,  put pressure on the Emperor to withdraw his veto, and on October 23, Ethiopia severed its diplomatic relations with Israel. The break of relations with Israel caused the United States to tone down its support to Imperial rule in Ethiopia.
Infor example, Israel provided communications training, and in Israeli advisers trained the Presidential Guard and Israeli technical personnel served with the police. Some Western observers believed that Israel provided military assistance to Ethiopia in exchange for Mengistu's tacit cooperation during Operation Moses inin which 10, Beta Israel Ethiopian Jews were evacuated to Israel.
In addition, the two nations agreed to restore diplomatic relations and increase intelligence cooperation. According to the New York Times, Israel suppliedrifles, cluster bombs, ten to twenty military advisers to train Mengistu's Presidential Guard, and an unknown number of instructors to work with Ethiopian commando units.
Unconfirmed reports also suggested that Israel had provided the Ethiopian Air Force with surveillance cameras and had agreed to train Ethiopian pilots. In the early s, Dafron, an Israeli notebook manufacturer, won a government contract to market 2 million notebooks to Ethiopia.
Departures in the spring reached about people a month before Ethiopian officials adopted new emigration procedures that reduced the figure by more than two-thirds.
The following year,[ when? Infor instance, it voted in the same body for a similar measure to set up an inquiry commission — later known as the Goldstone Commission — to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes during Operation Cast Lead in against Hamas in Gaza.
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And despite the high-profile relations that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has forged with Africa, not all on the continent are welcoming Israel back to Africa with open arms. While Ethiopia is in favor of granting Israel this observer status, Tsegay says, there are still enough countries in the African Union opposed to keep this from happening.
Tsegay says that were there serious diplomatic negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, it would make this observer status for Israel much easier to attain. Tsegay gave a weary smile and laughed when asked whether this was something Addis Ababa was considering.Ethnicities of Israel: Ethiopians
We have to take into consideration the situation in which Ethiopia is living. Because of Egyptian opposition to the project, Cairo objected to a loan from the World Bank. So Ethiopia needs to balance its relations.
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Sudan is not hostile toward Israel. The ambassador mentions that Ethiopian Airways, which runs two flights daily from Tel Aviv to Addis Ababa, flies over Sudan on the way to and from Israel, and maintains that the Sudanese government has no objection to this. They are very rational. Since there have been periodic reports and whispers of contacts between Jerusalem and Khartoum.
Asked about those contacts, Tsegay — whose region of Tigray borders Sudan and who worked in close contact with Sudanese officials when he was the governor of Tigray — said he knew of no such contacts, and made clear this was an area he preferred not to discuss.