African-Israel Ties Eyed

Several African diplomats to the United Nations here have been hinting in recent days that they are considering the resumption of diplomatic relations with Israel. The delegates of Zaire and Liberia have published a declaration in support of the peace talks between President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Premier Menachem Begin of Israel.

In private talks, these diplomats explained that an Israeli-Egyptian agreement would facilitate the resumption of diplomatic relations. According to an Israeli diplomat here, the African envoys are, by their actions, indirectly expressing support to Israel.

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