Mesika (middle), Adeboye and MK Kara
Mesika (middle), Adeboye and MK Kara Arutz Sheva

Druze Likud Knesset Member Ayoub Kara and Jewish leaders from Samaria are in Nigeria to promote trade and encourage support for Israel in next month’s scheduled Arab attempt to declare the Palestinian Authority as a country, based on its territorial demands.

MK Kara, a deputy minister, spoke on Monday with Nigeria's president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of two other African nations asking for support for Israel.  

Leading African pastor Enoch Adeboye, who has been noted by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential men in the world, received the Israeli delegation.

Adeboye is scheduled to visit Israel next week and will meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and also tour the Shomron (Samaria) as a personal guest of its Regional Council head, Gershon Mesika.

The pastor is followed by millions of people in Africa and around the world. He has been very clear in expressing his beliefs that that they should support the Jewish people and that the Land of Israel should not be divided.

Gershon Mesika spoke at an International Strategic Alliance Committee conference on developing trade agreements between Shomron industries and African countries.

He said that Jewish businesses in Samaria can supply knowledge, services and products for developing African countries. Trade arrangements between African nations and Jewish firms in Judea and Samaria would help further erase threats of international boycotts and disinvestments against Israel.

The potential market in Africa is much greater than the other international markets that might boycott products manufactured in Judea and Samaria, noted David Ha’Ivri, head of the Shomron Liaison Office.

The International Strategic Alliance Committee has said that Nigeria is a key player in sub Saharan Africa and has resources to offer major western economies and the rest of the developed world.