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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Awesome: South Sudan to establish embassy in Jerusalem

Just a few days ago marked five years since El Salvador moved its embassy to Tel Aviv, leaving Israel's capital city without a single foreign embassy. Now, we're finally going to have an embassy in Jerusalem. South Sudan has decided to establish their embassy here (Hat Tip: Lisa Graas via Twitter).
South Sudan president [Salva Kiir] also agreed to [Likud MK Danny] Danon’s request that the future South Sudanese embassy in Israel be built in Jerusalem and also pledged to pay a visit to Israel at an unspecified date.


Kiir’s position contrasts sharply with South Sudan’s pledge a few weeks ago that it will support Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations next month. The move is strongly opposed by Israel.
Maybe South Sudan will vote against 'Palestinian statehood' too. Heh.

And by the way, I'm not posting this based solely on a fellow blogger whom I don't know. The original story is here.

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At 11:46 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its fantastic news! The South Sudanese have already withstood Arab pressure to cut ties with Israel. And they want the benefit of Israeli know-how to build a stable and prosperous democratic country and that includes developing their significant oil resources. They could be a very rich country in the next decade or so.

Every one in Israel wishes them the best!

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought building embassies in the world's capitals was the rule, not the exception.

Oh wait. Forgot the world applies different rules altogether for Israel.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Due to the fact South Sudan has no sea port to ship its oil from, it is obliged to go through North Sudan. This having to support the philistines at the UN may be a quid pro quo for being allowed to access these ports!

At 4:49 PM, Blogger SabaShimon said...

Sorry, but I'll believe it when I see it.


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