Saturday, December 31, 2016

Israel Cuts All Development Aid to Angola in Retaliation for UNSC Vote
Israel has cut its assistance to Angola in retaliation for that country's vote in favor of the anti-Israel resolution at the UNSC.

By Hana Levi Julian
Jewish Press
December 27th, 2016

The African nation of Angola has just lost its hard-earned Israeli development assistance, in the wake of its vote last week supporting the anti-Israel United Nations Security Council resolution 2334(2016).

Angola has long been known internationally for its own occupation of the province of Cabinda, an area of Africa whose people have been fighting for independence since 1960.

On Tuesday, the African nation was cut off from Israeli assistance for condemning the Jewish State in a resolution that punishes Israel for its so-called “occupation” of land it fairly won — including some land and part of its eternal capital — that was previously occupied by Jordan and restored to the nation, in a defensive war imposed upon its people by surrounding nations in 1967.

Israel’s Ambassador to Angola, Oren Rosenblatt, was ordered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the Luanda government that Israel plans to shut down the international aid organization it has operated in Angola.

Under the auspices of that agency, citizens from Angola were being brought to Israel to learn advanced techniques for working in agriculture, water and manufacturing technology.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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