This book examines Afro-Israeli relations from about 1958, when Israel launched its diplomatic initiative in Africa, to 1973, when most African states severed their diplomatic ties. It investigates post-1973 ties and provides case studies on Israel's relations with South Africa and Nigeria.
1. Introduction 2. Foundation and Growth of Relations, 1958–1969 3. The October 1973 War and Afro-Israeli Relations 4. The Era of Non-Formal Relations, 1973–1978 5. The Period of Gradual Rapprochement, 1979–1985 6. Israel and South Africa 7. Nigeria and Israel 8. Conclusions