Sudan is an Arab nation in North Africa, directly south of Egypt and along the Red Sea.
Since becoming independent in 1956, Sudan has had a tumultuous history rife with coups and political instability - the most recent coup having happened in 2021 and the crackdown against protesters being ongoing at the time of writing.
Notably, despite having long held staunch opposition to the State of Israel, ties between Israel and Sudan seem to be getting close to warming at the time of writing following efforts to bring them into normalization under the rubric of the Abraham Accords.
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Tons of gold, worth billions of dollars, are being smuggled out of Sudan, in one case being passed as boxes of cookies.
The US wants Israel to call out the bloody coup that removed the country’s civilian government last year.
There are questions about whether the UAE, Bahrain and the Saudis will continue their progress with Jerusalem even as their relations with the US have frayed.
History: Ancient inhabitants called northern Sudan Kush or Nubia.
Prior to the coup, the military had led steps to reach an agreement in late 2020 to normalize relations with Israel, a move also made by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco.
Envoys have traveled between Israel and Sudan, though no official pact has yet been signed.
last month, a coup in Sudan removed then-prime minister Abdalla Hamdok for military rule that didn't last long.
At least 7 killed in a deadly day of Sudan anti-coup protests due to violent military response.
Separated from his family, Hassan says he fled from Sudan to Egypt and on through the Sinai desert into Israel, where he has been living in immigration limbo for 11 years.