Ghana’s support brings Israel a step closer to African Union seat

On a recent visit to Israel, Ghana’s foreign minister confirmed that her government would be assisting Israel to gain observer status at the African Union (AU).

Accra becomes the latest African nation to publicly back Israel for a spot at the continental body. Kenya and Ethiopia have already endorsed Israel’s bid to join as an an observer member when the vote takes place in February.

Members with observer status at the AU have the opportunity to access all member states as well as address them as a bloc. This serves as an opportunity to strengthen political ties with the continent. One of the reasons why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pushing for observer status is to counter Palestine’s influence to the AU which has consistently taken a more pro-Palestine…

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