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Intel: Congress throws Sudan-Israel normalization deal lifeline

Sudan is to get $700 million in assistance and $230 million in preliminary debt relief, but 9/11 victims can continue their lawsuit against Khartoum.
(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 23, 2020 shows (L to R) an Israeli flag during a rally in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on September 19, 2020; and a Sudanese flag during a gathering east of the capital Khartoum on June 3, 2020. - Sudan and Israel agreed on Otober 23 to normalise relations, in a US-brokered deal to end decades of hostility that was widely welcomed but stirred Palestinian anger. The announcement makes Sudan, technically at war with Israel since its 1948 foundation, the

The US Congress passed a spending package on Monday that may give new life to the administration’s initiative to convince Sudan’s leaders to formally establish diplomatic ties with Israel.

Monday’s omnibus bill included $700 million in assistance and $230 million in debt relief for Sudan and, if signed into law, would restore the country’s sovereign immunity to certain terror lawsuits in US courts.

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