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  • 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 ▸

  • Shamir Reportedly Met Secretly Last Week with Kenyan President

    Premier Yitzhak Shamir last week met secretly with Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi during a stopover on the way to Togo, Maariv reported Tuesday. Moi promised he would consider establishing full diplomatic relations with Israel in the near future, but also outlined preconditions. Shamir’s entourage stayed on the plane during the 90-minute “refuelling stop,” and… More ▸

  • Relief for Kenyan Famine Victims

    Some 55 tons of food, medication, tents and mobile field kitchens donated by the Magen David Adom (MDA) First Aid Society, Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross, have arrived in Kenya to aid famine victims in that country, it was reported here today. The relief supplies, shipped from Eilat to the Kenyan port of Mombasa,… More ▸

  • Kenya Officials Concerned over Activities of Arab Diplomats There

    Government officials in Kenya have expressed concern over recent activities officials in Kenya have expressed concern over recent activities of Arab diplomats in that country, according to reports by Radio Nairobi received here by the monitoring sources of the World Jewish Congress. Shariff Nassir, Assistant Minister for Lands and Settlement, and Emmanuel Maitha, a member… More ▸