The Oslo Accords and Israel–Africa Relations

Yaron Salman

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Although previous studies have separately discussed the Oslo Accords and Israel–Africa relations, there has been little discussion of how and why relations between Israel and African countries evolved during the Oslo process and after its collapse. This article addresses these gaps, arguing that although the Oslo Accords did contribute to the establishment of diplomatic relations with many African countries, the contribution was minor and short-lived, and that common and national interests were more central motivations. It describes the complex nature of more recent developments in Israel-African relations and raises questions about the quality and consequences of bilateral relationships rooted mainly in national and common interests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-142
Number of pages20
JournalIsrael studies review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • Israel–Africa relations
  • Israel’s foreign relations
  • Oslo Accords
  • bilateral relations
  • national interests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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