Normalization With Sudan, a Fragile Gift to Be Treated With Care

The surprise meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudanese Sovereignty Council head Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan on February 3 caused a storm in Sudan – and not just because of the conflict with the Palestinians.

“I informed the prime minister 48 hours before,” insisted Burhan; “There was no prior notification of the prime minister concerning Burhan’s trip to Uganda or his meeting with the prime minister of Israel,” government spokesman Faisal Mohamed Salih retorted. Members of the transitional government are furious that Burhan overstepped his authority as head of the Sovereignty Council, violated the fundamentals of the transitional constitution and acted without consulting and receiving permission from the government.