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  • Burundi Breaks Relations with Israel

    The East-Central African republic of Burundi today became the sixth Black African nation to break off diplomatic relations with Israel. Israeli observers, caught unawares by the move, suspected that Egypt was behind it. In addition, they believed that the wide-spread poverty in Burundi and its internal social tensions may have induced this landlocked country to… More ▸

  • King of Burundi Arrives in Israel; First Monarch to Visit Country

    The first monarch to visit Israel, King Mwambusta IV of Burundi, was greeted last night by Mayor Mordecai Ish-Shalom of Jerusalem with the traditional Jewish bread and salt on a silver plate. President Ben-Zvi accompanied the King from Lydda Airport to the flag-decked capital whose streets were lined with onlookers who greeted the visitor. Municipal… More ▸