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The African Union is self-destructing by letting Israel have observer status

By Dr Mustafa Mheta | MEMO | July 23, 2021

The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that it has regained its observer status at the African Union. Until 2002, the colonial state was an observer member of the Organisation of African Unity, until the latter was dissolved and replaced by the African Union.

Who has decided to readmit Israel to the AU as an observer state? We know those responsible very well, because ever since they came to power in the continental body they have made some very unpopular decisions of no benefit to Africa and its people. Instead, they have sold us all to the highest bidder.

One day they will be exposed as traitors because Africa and its states have been born out of the struggles against slavery and colonialism; we don’t need to associate ourselves with colonial states such as the Zionist entity. In days gone by our kings and chiefs sold us for a teaspoon of sugar and a shiny mirror. Today our leaders are selling us again to the descendants of the same imperialists wearing democratic cloaks to hide their colonialist intentions.

Is there any difference between these modern African leaders and those who sold us into colonial slavery? Quite simply, none at all. They are the people who allow imperialists and Zionists to have access to our continent’s natural resources in exchange for spyware technology and weapons to enable their continuing grip on power.

When former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi spearheaded the formation of the African Union in 2002, he made sure that Zionist Israel was sidelined. Little did he know that his African brothers would go on to betray him and his anti-colonialist legacy.

Israel is a racist, apartheid state, so why should it have observer status at the AU? Before any such readmission was even considered, the union should have demanded that the Zionist state complies with the many UN resolutions hanging over it. It was a perfect opportunity to put pressure on Israel to withdraw from all Arab land that it occupies — Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian alike — and facilitate the independence of the State of Palestine.

The AU needs to wake up to what Israel is capable of doing. Just this week, Britain’s Guardian newspaper has reported that an Israeli company has developed and sold Pegasus spyware to a number of governments, including some in Africa, and that at least fourteen world leaders (among many activists, journalists and human rights campaigners), including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, have been targeted by the technology.

This is just one example of what befriending Israel means. One of the African leaders said to be implicated in such use of the Pegasus technology is Paul Kagame of Rwanda. He is a well-known friend of Israel and his relations with many of his neighbours in Africa are strained. Such relations are going to be tested even further after the Pegasus leak.

Kagame is known for pursuing his political opponents wherever they might be, and assassinating them. His relationship with the South African government is tense for that very reason. He also has problems with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, who accuses him of espionage using the very same Pegasus spyware. The government of Burundi is also complaining about Kagame for doing the same thing.

Rwanda recently deployed its troops to northern Mozambique and a fierce war of words has since erupted within the ruling FRELIMO party in Maputo. Given the Pegasus situation, how can the Southern African Development Community, of which Mozambique is part, trust the Rwandan military working alongside its forces? This arrangement could go very wrong. It is impossible to fight alongside those who are spying on you.

It’s a fact that wherever Israel goes and is welcomed, problems of this nature tend to arise. Countries are destabilised and turn on each other. It’s the old colonial tactic of divide and rule, playing one side off against another while pretending to be friends of both.

The Israel observer status move is the second serious blunder made by the AU recently. The first was to allow Morocco to return to the fold before withdrawing its forces from occupied Western Sahara.

With the Zionist entity involved in the AU, we can expect the continent to be destabilised even further. Africa simply cannot afford or allow that to happen. The AU must, as a matter of urgency, rescind the decision about Israel’s status unless and until it complies with all UN resolutions concerning its withdrawal from all occupied territories and facilitate Palestinian independence. If the colonial-occupation state refuses to do so, then formal relations between Tel Aviv and the African Union should be off the agenda.

July 23, 2021 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Timeless or most popular | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “Observer Status” seems to be a specialty of Israel. They have “Observer status” at the UN, the ICC, and the African Union, and God only knows what other organisations.

    So this allows Israel to be part of the World Bodies BUT, not be Bound by them. Who do they think they are?

    You are either part of an Organisation or you are not. You can’t have it both ways.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 23, 2021 | Reply

  2. A mesmerizing, satisfying read (in the midst of unwelcome news)! Full acclamation and kudos to Dr. Mehta! This deserves to gain traction and much attention among decent people and governments across Africa!

    (Sounds like this guy Kagame has gotta go!)

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by roberthstiver | July 23, 2021 | Reply

    • I looked up Dr. Mehta’s bona fides at the MEMO source: “Dr Mustafa Mheta is a Researcher and Head of Africa Desk at the Media Review Network, Johannesburg.”

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by roberthstiver | July 23, 2021 | Reply

  3. Yes, to the analysis given here. The question is, Will Israel be able to deceive Africa, as it has deceived Americans? Will it use bribery and intimidation to get itself into what it wants from Africa?

    It’s the beginning of how Israel will establish itself all the more to its own benefit. The more it is able to “observe”, the more it will do so by aligning with dictators and thieves, selling them spyware, drones and arms: look out, Africa!

    That’s the history of Israel’s establishing itself in the United States. One only needs to look at how Israel has used the United States…

    One only needs to look at how and what Israel did to the people and land it now occupies… and occupies by military might.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by michael | July 23, 2021 | Reply


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