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  • Israel Establishes Full Relations with Armenia, and Nigeria is Next

    Israel has established full diplomatic relations with Armenia and is expected to announce shortly the resumption of diplomatic ties with Nigeria, the most populous black African state. Israel’s ambassador to Moscow, Arye Levin, will serve as emissary to Armenia, one of the 15 former republics of the now-defunct Soviet Union. Levin presented his credentials April… More ▸

  • Nigeria Sets Conditions for Resuming Diplomatic Ties with Israel

    Nigeria is prepared to restore diplomatic relations with Israel following Israeli withdrawal “from all occupied Arab territories” and its breaking of links with South Africa, the World Jewish Congress reported today. The Nigerian head of state, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, set forth these conditions during formal remarks delivered last week in Lagos. His remarks, broadcast by… More ▸

  • Israel’s Ambassador to Nigeria Asked to Clarify Eban’s Remarks on Biafra Aid

    Israel’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Issahar Ben Yaacov, was instructed today to present that government with the full text of Foreign Minister Abba Eben’s recent remarks in the Keenest about Israel’s relief to Biafra during its 30 month war of secession. The Foreign Ministry said the instructions were issued to Mr. Ben Yacov after he was… More ▸

  • Israel Asks Nigeria, Biafra to Intensify Efforts to End Civil War

    Foreign Minister Abba Eban disclosed today that Israel has asked both Nigeria and its break-away eastern province of Biafra to make stronger efforts to end their civil war but the appeals have been in vain. Mr. Eban spoke in reply to questions in the Knesset. His disclosure was the first that Israel has made direct… More ▸

  • Yissakhar Ben-yaacov, Consul-general in Philadelphia, Named Envoy to Nigeria

    Yissakhar Ben-Yaacov, 46. Israel’s consul general here for the past five years, will be his country’s new Ambassador to Nigeria, based in Lagos. Mr. Ben-Yaacov, who was the dean of the consular corps here, will succeed Ram Nigrad. Mr. Ben-Yaacov has been a member of the Foreign Ministry since the establishment of the State. He… More ▸

  • Selassie Promises Abram African Committee Will Seek to End Suffering in Nigeria

    Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia today promised American civil rights and religious leaders that the Organization of African Unity consultative committee on Nigeria, which he chairs, “will continue to do its utmost in finding ways and means of alleviating the present suffering in Nigeria.” The Emperor’s message was contained in a cable addressed to Morris… More ▸

  • Delegates of Nigeria, Burma, India and Japan Laud Israel at Rome Parley

    High praise for Israel was voiced here by delegates from Nigeria, Burma, India and Japan at the Congress of the Socialist International which concluded its sessions here. Moshe Sharett, Israel’s former Prime Minister and ex-Foreign Minister, led the Mapai delegation to the Congress attended by delegates from 40 countries, representing more than 11,000,000 members. Mr…. More ▸

  • Delegation of West Nigeria Seeks Israel’s Aid in Field of Education

    A delegation from West Nigeria, headed by Education Minister Onabamiro and including top officials of the Ministry, a member of Parliament and an architect, arrived here today. The group will explore the possibilities of cooperation between the two countries in expanding the West Nigerian education system. More ▸

  • Israel Builds 66-mile Water Pipeline in Nigeria; Will Construct Road

    A 66-mile water pipeline is now being built in Nigeria by the Nigerian-Israel Construction Company and will be completed within four months instead of the nine months originally estimated, it was reported here today from Lagos. Israel Agriculture Minister Moshe Dayan, who represented Israel this week at independence ceremonies of the West African state, was… More ▸

  • Israel to Give $8,400,000 Loan to Nigeria; Cabinet Votes Approval

    A loan of $8,400,000 to Nigeria was formally voted yesterday by the Israel Cabinet. The agreement for the loan was reached when Finance Minister Levi Eshkol visited Nigeria recently. A British protectorate, Nigeria will become an independent state on October 1. The Israeli loan will be for goods and services acquired by the Federal Government… More ▸