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A view of Khartoum, Sudan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Sudan repeals 1958 boycott law against Israel

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Sudan’s cabinet decided on Tuesday to repeal a law dating back to 1958 that barred diplomatic or business relations with Israel, it said in a statement, according to Reuters. The decision still needs to be confirmed...
Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, part of “Operation Tzur Israel” (“Rock of Israel”), after exiting the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Dec. 3, 2020. Credit: Olivier Fitoussi/The Jewish Agency for Israel.

Israel to honor Ethiopian Jews who perished in Sudan en route to Israel

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Following the normalization of ties between Israel and Sudan and the historic visit by Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen to the country last week, plans are in the works to commemorate the Ethiopian Jews who perished in the African country...
Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen at a ceremony in Jerusalem on May 18, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli minister pays first official visit to Sudan since normalization

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In a historic first, an Israeli Cabinet minister led an official delegation to Sudan on Monday. Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen met with Sudanese leaders, including Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the acting head of state, to...
A view of Khartoum, Sudan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

At ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan officially signs on to Abraham Accords

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Sudan officially joined the Abraham Accords on Wednesday, paving the way for Khartoum’s normalization of ties with Israel. It became the third of four countries to agree to normalize ties with the Jewish state, following...
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Spending bill adds protection for terrorism victims, Sudan immunity from some lawsuits

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Legislation protecting victims of terrorism and restoring Sudan’s immunity from terror-related lawsuits has been included in the must-pass omnibus government spending bill, which also includes coronavirus relief. The Sudan Claims Resolution Act (SCRA) follows the Trump...
U.S. President Donald Trump in a call with Sudanese chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Sudan’s progress towards the recognition of Israel and advancing peace, Oct. 23, 2020. Photo by Tia Dufour/White House.

US: Sudan no longer on list of terror sponsors

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The U.S. embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, announced on Monday that the Trump administration has removed the country from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. “The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed,...
Transitional leader of Sudan Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel sends delegation to Sudan for talks on economic, humanitarian cooperation

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Israel sent a delegation to Sudan on Monday for talks on expanding economic and humanitarian cooperation, Reuters reported. According to the report, a source confirmed that the delegation met with members of the U.S. embassy in Khartoum...
A view of Khartoum, Sudan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

How normalization with Israel represents a welcome boost for Sudan (and vice versa)

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Khartoum, Sudan, was the setting for the infamous Arab League summit in 1967 that produced the Khartoum Resolution known as “The Three Nos”: no negotiations with Israel, no peace with Israel, no recognition of...
Transitional leader of Sudan Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Report: Sudan signs agreement with US halting further compensation claims

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Sudan announced on Saturday that it had signed an agreement with the United States that could potentially prevent any further compensation claims from being filed against it in U.S. courts. According to a report by...
Transitional leader of Sudan Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Sudanese leader says deal with Israel would benefit his country economically

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Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, the country’s transitional government, defended Khartoum’s normalization agreement with Israel on the grounds that it would benefit the impoverished country economically. “We were...