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Foreign Ministry director Yuval Rotem says Arab pressure that prompted the scrapping of major event in Togo paradoxically shows Jerusalem on the right track.This week’s sudden cancellation of a major Israel-African summit in Togo paradoxically shows that Jerusalem’s rapprochement with the continent is succeeding, a senior Israeli diplomat said this week.“It’s been a number of weeks now that we’ve been noticing certain islands of opposition to Israel’s journey to Africa, which is an expression [of] Israel’s success in entering Africa. This is actually a paradox: if it wasn’t so successful, it wouldn’t be so significant,” Foreign Ministry director-general Yuval Rotem told The Times of Israel.

“The journey to Africa is a long journey. It will take a few years,” he added. “It requires of us investment and perseverance. And along the way, there will be obstacles, but we will overcome them.”Also read:Rabbis Force ultra-Orthodox Israeli Lawmaker to Resign After Attending Gay Nephew’s Wedding.

On Monday, Togo asked Jerusalem to postpone the Africa-Israel Summit, which was scheduled to take place in its capital city Lome on October 23-27. Explaining his decision, Togo President Faure Gnassingbe cited “elaborate preparations” needed to secure the event’s success.Read more… v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v