South Sudan

In December Salva Kiir the president of the newly formed country of South Sudan made his first foreign visit. His destination was Jerusalem. The visit acknowledged that throughout the struggle of the South against Muslim domination from the North, Israel has been the one nation to stand with them. He apparently proposed to Shimon Peres that South Sudan would locate its embassy in Jerusalem. This would make them the only country in the world to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.