Israel tells Malawi to meddle in Middle east politics

Israel has told Malawi to confront Iran for allegedly sponsoring terrorists who attack the Jewish state, according to the Times of Israel.

Foreign Affairs minister Mkaka  and his  Israel counterpartGabi Ashkenazi, right, at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem,.- Photo by Avo Ohayun/GPO

Israel’s foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi said this on Tuesday in Israel when he held a joint press conference with his Malawian counterpart, Eisenhower Mkaka.

Ashkenazi also requested Malawi to publicly outlaw the Tehran backed Lebanese organization, Hezbollah which Israel, US and other Western countries label as a terrorist organisation.

Mkaka did not immediately respond to the issues raised by Ashkenazi during the press conference.

However, Ashkenazi hailed Malawi’s decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem, making Malawi the first African country to do so and the third in the world after the US and Guatamala.

Ashkenazi pledged his country’s help in Malawi’s development programs.

“We will help Malawi build a better future, for the next generation,” he said.

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, also hailed Malawi’s decision to have a mission in Jerusalem.

“Thank you, Malawi, for recognizing the historic truth that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the state of Israel,” he says in a tweet.

Malawi, mostly a Christian country, has no embassy in Israel and Israel’s ambassador to Malawi is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Sizzler
Sizzler
7 months ago

Where are the so called Acedimic Comentetors of Chancellor College come up here …lets debate .foreign Policy issues here .

laws
laws
7 months ago

MUZIMALIZA MUKUZIYAMBAZO?OK PAJA MUKUTI ‘DON’T WORRY ,BE HAPPY’

sikelo
sikelo
7 months ago

Listen you clueless people who are making stupid comments here: Israel is is our sister country, it has been so since memory in time. But Bakili Muluzi is the one who fooled the Malawians by trying to change the relationship with his islamic mentality…. bringing a tsunami of mosques into every corner of our country and almost turning Malawi into an Iranian province! Guess what! We put a stop to that. and now we are on the right path.

laws
laws
7 months ago
Reply to  sikelo

some of these comments are direct attack to the Muslims -tread carefully with these comments though it’s your birthright

Ku lumbadzi
Ku lumbadzi
7 months ago
Reply to  sikelo

You are hallucinating.

Bauleni
Bauleni
7 months ago
Reply to  sikelo

Simply a fools rambling’s. Go scratch your balls if you have nothing of note to contribute.

Sizzler
Sizzler
7 months ago
Reply to  sikelo

Anthu ngati inu ndiamene safunika mu Malawi walero ….Did Muluzi nyoza Israels ? the thing is that Malawi is a Peace loving Nation means we accomodate both Palestines &Israels not taking sides .
Do you think Israel will come open an Embassy in Malawi ? forget it …to what advantage will they gain …Jerusalem is still a restricted area according to UN charter .open in Tel Aviv .if you want .

Pewani
Pewani
7 months ago

The problems in the middle east were started by Abraham and Isaac, They failed to love their children equally, resulting in the enemity of the children and their descendants. We were not part of it. Mkaka was wise not to comment. We don’t have the capacity to confront Iran which even the Israelis are failing to deal with.

ARNOLD MAVUTULA
ARNOLD MAVUTULA
7 months ago
Reply to  Pewani

If u read genesis 13 in KJV it says Abram left Egypt and went up out of Egypt into the south(sub Saharan Africa)where the original alter of the he lord had been…the same verse in later versions is completely changed…this is deeper than surface politics have u ever heard of Hebrew Israelites?they are black Africans like yourself who live in DIMONA Israel and claim to be the real Israelites based off biblical prophecy…the current state was created after second world war and one man who helpd initiated this was CICIL RHODES same man who enslaved sub Saharan Africa…The ASHKENAZI Jews… Read more »

Just
Just
7 months ago

A Sniper muli kuti. mmesa mumawombera mmanja mfiti?

Mufalisi
Mufalisi
7 months ago

Tiyeni nazoni

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
7 months ago

We already had diplomatic ties with Israel. Why not leave it at that? I can’t help but think that Laz is doing all these extra things (having an embassy in Jerusalem, having a state visit) not because it’s in our national interest, but rather because of personal reasons: he’s a born-again religious zealot, and damn be the consequences. Tidya sovereignty yomweyi chaka chino!

Direct
Direct
7 months ago

We need leaders who have understanding of history and world affairs. This is not about the bible. Malawi has nothing to gain from confronting Iran or any islamic countries. Leave them alone. We do not want to be targeted.

Che Jika
Che Jika
7 months ago

Why cant they assist their brothers the Palestinians who are locked in Gaza and West Bank.This is double Standards

Limma
Limma
7 months ago
Reply to  Che Jika

Absolutely! We have our own battles at hand to fight. We shouldn’t be enlisted into someone’s fight for their hate of other nations that we have no beef with. Enticing to help us develop if we fight their battles is an insult. What a stupid thing to say. This is how we Africans were taken to the frontlines of the so called world wars, wars that had nothing to do with us. Wars that weren’t world wars but branded so for propaganda reasons. We Africans fought for the liberation of Europeans and our forefathers sacrificed their lives for the freedom… Read more »

Bauleni
Bauleni
7 months ago

Kuyiputa Boko haram paseli pompa pa Mozambique ilipo. Mu Tanzania umu. Umenewu nde uchitsilu. Chakwera is a very clueless man.

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