From Washington, the issue of American leadership – much in the news these days in the wake of President Trump’s recent interactions with counterparts in Europe and the Middle East – has a distinctly abstract air.
South Africa, home to the largest Jewish community in Africa, is the continent’s largest economy and a leading diplomatic voice in multilateral settings. Join Zev Krengel, Vice President and former National Chairman and President of South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the official umbrella organization of the Jewish community, for a wide-ranging discussion.
Why is Israel returning to Africa? For Netanyahu, one reason dominates all others. “The automatic majority against Israel at the UN is composed—first and foremost—of African countries,” he told a gathering of Israel’s ambassadors to Africa in February of last year. “Whether in the end or at the outset, our goal is to change their voting patterns.”