From Ethiopia to Israel, and back again

Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia Belaynesh Zevadia talks to the "Magazine" about the unprecedented relationship between the Jewish state and the country known as the "gateway to Africa."

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July 14, 2016 13:05
Israel Africa

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn preside over the signing of mutual agreements between Israel and Ethiopia, with Israeli Ambassador to Ethiopia Belaynesh Zevadia (seated left). (photo credit: FOREIGN MINISTRY)

 
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For a few weeks in late June and early July, Israel’s ambassador to Ethiopia Belaynesh Zevadia was a celebrity in Addis Ababa.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit – the first ever by an Israeli prime minister to a country that shares a long history with Israel and the Jewish people – thrust her into the limelight.

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