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Sudan is lining up as another member of the Arab axis of normalisation with Israel

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29.05.2020

The Sudanese military continues its normalisation with the Israeli government at a steady pace, with cover provided by the government in Khartoum. The aircraft which landed in the Sudanese capital a few days ago from Ben Gurion Airport is unlikely to be last to do so. The plane carried a medical team and supplies in an effort to treat a Sudanese diplomat held to be behind the normalisation efforts with the Israelis. As usual, the media in Sudan has kept quiet.

Before the aircraft had even landed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of a call he made to the Sudanese leaders to wish them well on Eid Al-Fitr; it was one of a number of calls made to Arab leaders. We know who they are, so there is no need to list their names. They all have developing relations with Israel, moving from the “normal” to the “close ally” stage. Netanyahu’s announcement provoked no official or popular response in Sudan; he was clearly understood to be stating the obvious, the new norm.

When details of the meeting in Uganda between Netanyahu and the Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, in February were revealed, the latter claimed brazenly that it was in the interests of the........

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