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  • High Holidays Feature in Kenya, an Unorthodox Crowd Observes Orthodox Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah here is a microcosm of the diversity of Jewish life in the Diaspora — with some African twists. The Nairobi Hebrew Congregation, which serves as the community center for about 300 people, hosted a diverse but small group for the holiday. There were Israeli diplomats, expatriate Israeli and American businessmen, Americans working for… More ▸

  • Israelis Wary After Kenya Attacks, but They Still Have That Travel Bug

    Last Sunday afternoon, Guy Behat swung his heavy knapsack onto his back, kissed his mother and father goodbye, and prepared to board a plane to Bombay. Behat, 22, had been planning his post-army trip to India, Thailand and Australia for the last two years. Nothing, not a terrorist attack in Kenya nor his mother’s tears… More ▸

  • Kenya Attacks Herald Israel’s Full-blown Entry into War on Terror

    Nov. 28, 2002, may go down in history as Israel’s Sept. 11. Despite two years of relentless Palestinian terrorism that has claimed nearly 700 Israeli lives, last week’s coordinated attacks on Israeli targets in Kenya are being seen as a watershed: They herald Israel’s full-blown entry into the global war against terrorism, according to defense… More ▸

  • News Analysis: Rescue Operation in Kenya Gives Israel Respite from Peace Process

    Cynical though it may sound, the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania have provided a boost for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And indeed, tragic as the bombings were, the effect extends beyond the premier, who has been buffeted between coalition moderates and hard-liners and has been a constant target of American… More ▸

  • Kenyan Leader Gets Eye Surgery

    Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi was in Israel this week to undergo cataract surgery at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. A statement from the Kenyan Embassy said that Moi visited holy sites in Jerusalem shortly after his release from the hospital. During what the embassy described as primarily a private visit to Israel, Moi met with… More ▸

  • Abie Nathan Planning Shelter for Somali Refugees in Kenya

    Israeli peace activist Abie Nathan is planning to set up a shelter for fleeing Somali refugees on the Kenyan side of the border. Nathan, who has twice served jail sentences for meeting with Yasir Arafat and other officials of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said Wednesday that the Kenyan government and U.N. authorities have given him… More ▸

  • El Al, Kenya Air Ink Agreement

    El Al and Kenya Airways have signed an agreement to exchange passengers on their respective routes. The Kenyan airline, scheduled to start flights to Tel Aviv, will encourage its passengers to continue with El Al to European or trans-Atlantic destinations. El Al, which has a weekly flight to South Africa via Nairobi, will feed passengers… More ▸

  • Kenyan Leader Says Mideast Peace Cannot Be Imposed by Outsiders

    President Daniel arap Moi of Kenya said Wednesday that peace in the Middle East cannot be imposed from outside. It will not be done by “discussing or passing resolutions,” Moi said, in a meeting with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. There has to be a “genuine… More ▸

  • Arens off to Visit Kenya

    Foreign Minister Moshe Arens was expected to leave for Kenya on Thursday for the first official visit by an Israeli foreign minister since the East African nation broke diplomatic ties with Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Arens is expected to sign a variety of agreements for Israeli-Kenyan cooperation. More ▸

  • Kenya Restores Ties with Israel, is Sixth African Nation to Do So

    Kenya on Friday became the sixth African country to restore diplomatic ties with Israel severed during the October 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Israeli Embassy announced here. In total, 11 African nations now have full diplomatic relations with Israel. Under Arab pressure, all but four African nations severed diplomatic relations with Israel following the 1973… More ▸