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Netanyahu: Israel has "unique bond" with Rwanda

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 01:10

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wipes away tears as he pays tribute to the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, during a multi-nation tour of Africa. Diane Hodges reports.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pays tribute to the victims of the 1994 genocide during a visit to Rwanda. In Kigali on Wednesday, he told Rwandans that the two countries share a special bond. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, SAYING: "My people know the pain of genocide as well, and this is a unique bond that neither one of our peoples would prefer to have, yet we both persevered despite the pain, The Israeli leader laid a wreath where the remains of more than 200,000 victims are buried in mass graves. But he and Rwandan President Paul Kagame also talked about the plight of African migrants in Israel, According to the Jerusalem Post, Israel calls them "job seekers" instead of refugees and said Israel is the only country that brought Africans in as free people rather than slaves. Netanyahu arrived with an 80-strong delegation of Israeli business executives. So far this trip, he has visited Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. He's scheduled to head to Ethiopia next.

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Netanyahu: Israel has "unique bond" with Rwanda

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 01:10