'Intriguing, informative, well-written and drawing
on an impressively wide range of sources, Israel in
Africa offers an original, thought provoking and creative
analysis of Israel’s evolving relationships with African countries. It will
leave many of its readers enraged or surprised but, most certainly, with
original insights and a strong urge to further explore this topic.'
Galia Sabar, Ruppin Academic Center
'Israel is going back into Africa in a significant way and an active
Israeli policy towards Africa is emerging, seeking new allies, new business
opportunities and new security collaborations. Yotam Gidron’s book provides a
nuanced account of these developments, contextualising them within both history
and contemporary Israeli politics. A major contribution to an overlooked
Ian Taylor, University of St Andrews
'An outstanding scholarly monograph on a neglected dimension of Israel’s
approach to relations outside the Middle East. This study authoritatively
illuminates the evolving context and complex character of Israel’s engagement
with Africa. Its contents are well-documented, politically balanced, clearly
written, and lucidly analyzed.'
Richard Falk, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of
human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
'This captivating book tells the important, but still misunderstood,
story of Israel’s involvement in Africa over the last decades. From defense and
the extractive industries to migration, as well as the way in which the diplomatic
jostling over Palestine and the ubiquitous rivalry with Iran play out on the
continent, Israel in Africa’s insights deserve a broad readership.'
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, University of Oxford
'The story of Israel's new alliances on the African continent is largely
untold. Gidron does us a service by making them the subject of his book. Israel
in Africa takes its place in a new wave of indispensable scholarship appraising
the fast-changing place of African states in international relations.'
Jonny Steinberg, Oxford University