Israel is due to open in October a new 40-mile rail line between Haifa and a terminal 5 miles short of the Jordanian border; Over 650 women attended the 7th annual Temech Conference for Israeli Female Entrepreneurs on June 28 in Jerusalem, and much more.
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.
For the first time in decades, an Israeli prime minister will visit Africa in an effort to improve and strengthen Israel's relations with the countries there. Prime Minister Netanyahu will visit Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.
Israel is hoping that a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Africa — the first by an Israeli premier in three decades — will usher in a new era in which it provides African states with security and agricultural assistance in return for support in international forums.
Ethiopia’s ambassador to Israel said that African countries are turning to Israel for help in combating poverty and terrorist threats. He stressed that counter-terrorism is not the only basis for ties between the two nations.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that he has been entrusted by Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to form an alliance with Israel, and Israel’s Paratrek organizes hiking trips and outdoor adventures for the physically challenged and impaired.