Israel's entry to Africa, 1956-61

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From 1956 to 1961, Israel established a presence in Africa that constituted a remarkable diplomatic achievement. When the Gold Coast became Ghana in March 1957, Israel's consulate in Accra became its first embassy in Africa. Israel experienced its first serious setback in Africa in January 1961, when Ghana, Guinea and Mali signed an anti-Israel declaration at the Casablanca conference. This initiative of Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser condemned Israel as ‘an instrument in the service of imperialism’. Yet while Israel feared it had lost what it had achieved in sub-Saharan Africa since 1957, the toll was primarily psychological, for the Israelis had, by 1961, achieved their main objective in Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-114
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Plant Science


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