Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a historic trip to Africa where he is visiting Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia. In exchange for its expertise in security and other fields, Israel wants African states to side with it at the United Nations.

In what may be a result of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to Africa, Tanzania has announced it will soon re-open an embassy in Israel to help establish direct ties after severing relations following the 1973 Yom Kippur War.