UNITED NATIONS (Jul. 27)
Israel and the African nation of Mozambique established diplomatic relations this week.
Mozambique became the 125th country to establish ties with the Jewish state. The relationship was formalized Monday night, in a ceremony at the United Nations.
Signing a joint communique establishing relations were Israel’s U.N. ambassador, Gad Yaacobi, and his Mozambique counterpart, Pedro Comissario Afonso.
Mozambique, a Portuguese colony that achieved independence in June 1975, is the latest of a string of African nations to establish or renew diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.
The country does not boast much of a Jewish population, but there is a historic synagogue in Maputo.