Libya - Israel Relations
Simon Rynn, a senior research fellow in charge of African security at London-based Royal United Security Institute, or RUSI, says the diplomatic withdrawal by South Africa and Chad indicate a clear perspective by some Africa states on the conflict. "In Libya, protests broke out in August at mere reports of contact with Israel. The U.N.-backed government's minister was fired in August after it emerged that she had met with the Israeli foreign minister. Libya doesn't recognize the state of Israel," Rynn said.