Top Sudanese Official Wants Normalized Relations with Israel

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The Algemeiner reports: –  In an unusual move, a senior Sudanese government official has expressed support for establishing diplomatic relations between his country and Israel.

“There is no problem normalizing relations with Israel. The Palestinians normalized relations with Israel even Hamas is talking to Israel,” Mubarak al Fadil al Mahdi, Sudan’s minister of investment, said in an interview Sunday with Sudania 24, a Sudanese satellite station, Haaretz reported. “The Palestinians receive tax money from Israel and electricity from Israel. The Palestinians sit with Israel and talk to Israel. They have disputes but they sit with them.”

Like other countries in the Arab-Muslim world, Sudan has long viewed Israel as an enemy nation. The African country is famously known for hosting the 1967 Arab League summit in the wake of the Six Day War, where the Arab world issued what became known as the “Three nos: no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it.”

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