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Sudan coup puts normalization with Israel in jeopardy

The military leadership in Sudan had pushed for normalization with Israel, but in a situation of political turmoil and without American support, it may now find the process difficult to advance.
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France, the United States, the African Union and other international bodies all strongly reacted to the news from Sudan about a military coup. Israel, on the other hand, has kept silent. Israeli news outlets did not even get quotes from unnamed diplomats.

The stakes for Israel are high. Israeli journalist Barak Ravid tweeted Oct. 25 that several elements in the Israeli government have been involved recently in one way or another in Sudan’s domestic politics. “This raises big questions about what Israel knew over what is happening now in Khartoum and how much its moves have affected what is happening now,” he noted.

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