Sudan’s cabinet approves bill to repeal 1958 law boycotting Israel
Sudan’s cabinet has approved a bill abolishing a 1958 law on boycotting Israel, after the North African country normalized ties with the Israeli regime in October last year under pressure from the US.
However, both the normalization deal and abolishing the boycott law still needs the approval of a joint meeting of Sudan’s Sovereign Council and cabinet, which serves as Sudan’s interim legislative body, to come into effect.
After the normalization agreement, Sudanese protesters rallied and burned the Israeli flag outside the cabinet offices in Khartoum.
Khartoum maintained a rigid anti-Israel stance during the three-decade rule of former President Omar al-Bashir, who was removed amid mass protests in April 2019.
Sudanese political parties have rejected the government’s decision to normalize relations with Israel, with officials saying they will form an opposition front against the agreement.
Sudan’s Popular Congress Party, the second most prominent component of the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) political coalition, has announced that Sudanese people are not obligated to accept the normalization deal.
Last year, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco agreed to normalize ties with Israel under pressure from former President Donald Trump’s administration.