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February 29, 2016 11:38 am

Netanyahu Announces Africa Trip; Will Be First Israeli PM to Visit Continent in 50 Years

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Israeli leader announced plans to visit Africa this summer. Photo: Twitter.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Israeli leader announced plans to visit Africa this summer. Photo: Twitter.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced his intention to travel to Africa this summer, in what would mark the first visit by an Israeli leader to the continent in 50 years.

“I received an invitation from the president of Kenya to visit Africa and I intend to do so around the 40th anniversary of the raid on Entebbe. It was a dramatic national event with great personal consequence for me,” he said at the launch of a new Knesset caucus to promote Israel-Africa ties.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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