EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Relocates Embassy in Jerusalem

Arno Froese

Equatorial Guinea plans to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the first such pledge of its kind under the new administration of US President Joe Biden.

Netanyahu said he welcomed the trend to relocate embassies to Jerusalem, and noted in particular that this pledge was part of Israel’s growing ties with Africa.

Israel is returning to Africa and Africa is returning to Israel, Netanyahu told Mbasogo. The president said that the whole of Africa welcomed Israel with open arms.

To date the only two countries with embassies in Jerusalem are the United States and Guatemala. Until 2018, all embassies were located in the Tel Aviv area as a sign of the international community’s rejection of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

A number of other countries have also pledged to open embassies in Jerusalem including Brazil, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Serbia, but to date none have done so.

-www.jpost.com, 20 February 2021

Arno's Commentary

This small country on the western coast of Africa hosts a population of only 650,000 people. Life expectancy is low—only 62 years, but the GDP is extremely high for Africa, at $37,200 per person. 

Indeed, Netanyahu’s statement is true: “Israel is returning to Africa, and Africa is returning to Israel.” According to Google, as of 2020, Israel had diplomatic ties with 164 countries out of 192 member states of the United Nations. Countries that do not recognize Israel are Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Algeria, dominated by Islam. 

Israel’s future is unquestionable; it is guaranteed by the “I will” of the Creator: “And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God” (Hosea 2:23).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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