Netanyahu announces Israeli recognition of South Sudan

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July 10, 2011 10:58

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced that Israel recognizes South Sudan, which declared its independence on Saturday.

"We wish South Sudan luck and will be happy to cooperate with it," Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

During the meeting, Interior Minister Eli Yishai said the create of South Sudan will make it easier on Israel to deport Sudanese refugees.

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