Webinar: Israel in Africa: Security, Migration, Interstate Politics



3:00 pm - 3:45 pm


Webinar via Zoom



African Arguments is a series of short books about contemporary Africa and the critical issues and debates surrounding the continent.


Launch of the latest book in the African Arguments series.


Amidst the turmoil of the Middle East, few have noticed the extent to which Israel has slowly but surely been building alliances on the African continent. Facing a growing international backlash, Israel has had to look beyond its traditional Western allies for support, and many African governments, in turn, have been happy to receive Israeli political support, security assistance, investments, and technology. But what do these relationships mean for Africa, and for wider geopolitics?


Yotam Gidron is a researcher whose writing focuses on migration, state-society relations, and popular culture in Africa and Israel/Palestine. He has worked with human rights organisations in Israel and in East Africa and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in African History at Durham University.



Yotam Gidron – Researcher with the International Refugee Rights Initiative and a PhD student in African History at Durham University

Professor Gilbert Achcar – School of Oriental and African Studies

Dr. Michael Woldemariam – Associate professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies.

Dr. Seth Anziska  – Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Associate Professor of Jewish-Muslim Relations, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London


Chair: Ms. Raga MakawiSudanese Activist and IAI Assistant Book Reviews Editor on Africa, Social Media Editor and the Editor of the new African Arguments – Debating Ideas site


This event will be live-streamed via Zoom.


If you would like to join this event, please follow this link. You will receive a Zoom confirmation email once you have registered.


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About the Series

Written by experts with an unrivalled knowledge of the continent, African Arguments is a series of concise, engaging books that address the key issues currently facing Africa. Topical and thought-provoking, accessible but in-depth, they provide essential reading for anyone interested in getting to the heart of both why contemporary Africa is the way it is and how it is changing. The African Arguments series is published for the International African Institute by Zed Books in association with the Royal African Society.


Copies of Israel in Africa: Security, Migration, Interstate Politics by Yotam Gidron will be on sale at the event.