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Former Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk discusses the deferment and whether it was a victory for Israel or not.

In July 2021, Israel achieved a significant diplomatic win when it rejoined the African Union.

However, some countries including South Africa and Algeria did not support the move. Yesterday there was supposed to be a vote on whether to maintain Israel’s observer status. However, in the end the vote was postponed until next year’s assembly.

Former Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk discusses the deferment and whether it was a victory for Israel or not.