Monday, July 11, 2011

First Order of Business

Unaccustomed as I am to recognising, let alone granting, independence...

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday Israel's official recognition of South Sudan as an independent state. 'I announce here that Israel recognizes South Sudan', Netanyahu told his cabinet in broadcast remarks. 'We wish it success. It is a peace-seeking country and we would be happy to cooperate with it in order to ensure its development and prosperity'." (Netanyahu: Israel recognizes South Sudan as independent state, Barak Ravid, Haaretz, 10/7/11)


"Interior Minister Eli Yishai called on Israel to immediately begin negotiations with South Sudan in order to return the thousands of Sudanese and migrant workers who had crossed into Israel illegally in the past several years." (ibid)

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