Sudan will normalize ties with Israel


October 30, 2020

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Sudan's Sovereign Council chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan speaks in the capital Khartoum, Sept. 26, 2020.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the trend of Arab states' willingness to advance ties with the Jewish state even without a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

President Donald Trump announced the agreement on Friday. According to a joint statement released by Israel, Sudan and the U.S., the two countries will "end the state of belligerence between their nations."

The statement also noted that the countries will "begin economic and trade relations, with an initial focus on agriculture." In the coming...

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