West Africa, and Africa, Have Much to Gain by Embracing Israel

ECOWAS Chairperson and Liberian President Sirleaf Greets Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the Liberian capital Monrovia this weekend for the summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and is met on arrival by ECOWAS chairperson, President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf of Liberia. Upon arrival, the prime minister said, “Israel is back in Africa.”

Israel-Africa Friendship Organization (IAFO) considers ECOWAS’ move in welcoming Israel to the summit as pivotal to furthering and strengthening stronger diplomatic ties between the West African regional bloc and the Jewish State of Israel. IAFO commends ECOWAS chair and Liberian President Sirleaf, and the entire leadership of ECOWAS for this visionary diplomatic gesture, and considers it a rewarding venture.

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Source: Israel And friendship Organization

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.