(October 6, 2021, South Africa, JNS Wire)
The South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) joins African civil society organisations from across the continent in their call for African Heads of State to unanimously reaffirm the admission of the State of Israel as an observer member of the African Union at the upcoming Executive Council meeting scheduled for October 13, 2021.
Israel has had a mutually beneficial relationship with African states for more than 70 years. It has been at the forefront of efforts to help solve some of the most important developmental challenges on the continent. These include the areas of health, agriculture, youth development, water, education and energy.
The admission of Israel as an observer to the African Union, alongside over seventy other countries, is a historic and welcome development. It should be celebrated and not undermined by those who are not interested in peace and prosperity on the continent.
We call on other organisations connected to Africa and its diaspora to sign the letter of support to the African Union.
Further information on the petition to the African Union, please view: https://www.africa-israelchamber.com/au/
To sign the petition, please complete the following short form: https://tinyurl.com/h2y8stzs
Statement of support by other organisations: ADD.AU.PRESS RELEASE N023
South African Zionist Federation