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September 1, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Egyptian government intends to seek clarifications from South Sudan on reports that it will build its first embassy in Jerusalem, a newspaper said today.

This week the Jerusalem Post newspaper quoted South Sudan President Salva Kiir has agreed to a request by visiting Israeli MP Danny Danon that the newly independent state would build its first embassy in Jerusalem rather than Tel Aviv.

The South Sudan government has yet to officially confirm or deny the report.

Both countries have agreed to establish diplomatic ties shortly after South Sudan became officially independent in early July. Israel was one of the first states to recognize the new state and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone with Kiir in July promising his country’s assistance in areas of infrastructure, communications and agriculture.

The Cairo-based al-Masry al-Youm newspaper quoted unnamed sources in Egyptian foreign ministry as saying that they will contact Juba to affirm statements attributed to Kiir on the Jerusalem embassy.

Some Egyptian observers in the past expressed concern that Israeli meddling in Africa aims at disrupting its supply of the Nile waters.

Cairo is already in the middle of a row with upstream Nile basin countries over re-allocation of water shares and amendments to colonial past agreements.

The status of Jerusalem — a city holy to three religions — is a sensitive issue for Israel as well as Arab and Muslim states.

Israel considers the city to be its "eternal and indivisible” capital city while Palestinians want the eastern part of Jerusalem to serve as the capital of a Palestinian state.

Even the United States, Israel’s staunchest ally, has been careful not to aggravate the Arab and Muslim states by making any official sign that it recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

The U.S. Congress passed a law in 1995 describing Jerusalem as capital of Israel and saying it should not be divided, but successive presidents have used their foreign policy powers to maintain the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv and to back negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on the status of Jerusalem.

U.S. diplomats say that, despite the U.S. legislation, Washington’s foreign policy is in practice broadly aligned with that of the United Nations and other major powers, which do not view Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and do not recognise Israel’s annexation of Arab East Jerusalem following the 1967 war.

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  • 2 September 2011 10:56, by Atok Dan

    Egypt should know this hard fact that South Sudan is not an Arab project to bow and abide by their wills. It is now a sovereign state that does not meddle into anybody’s affair likewise anybody meddling into its affairs.

    It is upon South Sudan to embrace devil and leave angel, thus choosing where to build the embassy is solely an affair between the state of Israel and South Sudan whether build it on the tomb of Christ or in Gaza so long the host Israel has given it a go ahead.

    What Egypt is doing is purely dictating a young state of South Sudan as if it is the mother donor or the giver of South Sudan independence. Our foreign Policies would be shaped by what we embrace as culturally, politically and socially profitable to us.
    stop there.

    Atok

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    • 2 September 2011 12:40, by Bigcat

      Eggpy has been lobbing in past fews years for south sudan not to be an inpendent state!!according to (US)weakileak!we have nothing in common with egypt?they are arab-muslim brotherhood?and not only that, they have been supporting (khartoum) national islamic front/NCP for last 21 years long south-north sudan wars.

      i therefore advice the ROSS to decline any querry from third enemy egpty. they have mess up their country by bring shame to their own contry fomer president, sending him into court or jail while his is under hospital care.

      is that the way egypt start it deplomatic ploicy?

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    • 2 September 2011 14:28, by kaci-banno

      Egyptians should know that Republic of south Sudan is no longer under any state control, wheather Egypt like it or not South sudan has right to build its embassy in jerusalem. Upto Egypt to die with hunger by this time we don’t want to waste our water anymore with mad country like Egypt. Is upto South Sudan to build its embassies whereever she like, even if Satan has good benefit for the people of South sudan, we will build our embassy there no question about that.

      by; Kaci-banno

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    • 3 September 2011 00:23, by harry

      BREAKING NEWS,,,,BREAKING NEWS

      Al bashir has issued a decree expelling Malik Agar as a governor of the Blue Nile State while state of emergency has been imposed over all Blue Nile State...Sources BBC and Sudan TV..

      Harry

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    • 3 September 2011 03:44, by Cuei Rooi

      the republic of south sudan has a legitimacy in carrying out her policies the way they want.no one should dictate that but Kiir have to be careful when he address the international issues.you can’t just walked into blazing fire.

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  • 2 September 2011 10:58, by Mabor Yiel

    Egyptians eagerness to question the Republic of South Sudan on whether It will open Embassy in Jerusalem is illogical. How come an independent state is check or monitored by another sovereign state in term of International relationship if the people of Egypt are not mad?

    We in the Republic of South Sudan are able to cooperate with World Democratic governments rather than seeking relations with dwarf or Autocracies Countries like Egypt. Look here, we are not at anyone disposal as to which we shall be denied or query in relations we make with legitiamte states like Jerusalem, Washington, Uk, Franch, Norway, just to mentioned and few.

    Mind your business.

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  • 2 September 2011 11:12, by Bush

    Who are they? We are not Arabs and we are not Muslims. The world should watch Egypt very careful because the influences of the Islamic brotherhood is getting too much into Egyptian politics since after the overthrow of president Mubarak.

    They will not threaten us even if an Egyptian is the one leading the Al-Querida organization, instead they should respect us because we also live along the Nile River which is vital for them.

    Let them mind their business and leave us a lone. We have a lot of friends who had helped us a lot during the time of war and we want to show them our gratitude Egypt is none of them.

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  • 2 September 2011 11:26, by michael coma

    Egypt government has no right to know where the south Sudan embassy to be located.Shame to that hooligan government.

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  • 2 September 2011 11:56, by Space

    @ Atok
    I concurred with you. It is an agression and interferenc with our soverignity affairs. South Sudan does not report to Egypt nor does it consult over what decision to take. I have been waiting to hear the reactions from ROSS

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    • 2 September 2011 12:47, by triple A

      Who are egyptain? for truth and reality egypt are not even to ask the role of the goverment of south sudan.is it becos the offer 160 seat scholarship or wat?.please egyptian leave us alone. we are not part of the arab world.

      fuck you egyptian.

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  • 2 September 2011 13:25, by Gabriel KK

    It is completely rubbish, Egypt has no future in South Sudan and we have nothing in common with them at all. The Egytian Government must first appologise for the death of 2.5 millions because of their support for Khartoum Gov’t during the past decades. they are now pretending to build friedship with South Sudan but it is a Zero work. we know who they are and we can not be cheated by any arabs again. shame on EGYPT.

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  • 2 September 2011 14:17, by Kolong oo!

    South sudan is a secular state,there is no query for egyptian. Egypt should wait for us whather we stop the nile water or not. They shuold not follow us strikely,we can make our israel ambassy in gaza.

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  • 2 September 2011 14:44, by Sobat

    Death to Egypt... If Egypt want to have good relation with the people of South Sudan, let them return the life of our people they killed like fish in Cairo with poisonous chemicals.

    Remember, those who survived that incident and might have touched the water sprayed at them by Egyptian police are still dying now and God who made the universe and its livings was watching.

    And any Southern Sudanese who had operation in Egyptian hospital has lost one of his kidney.

    I wish I am Salva Kiir... I can established diplomatic relation with Egypt after they apology to the victims of peaceful demonstration in 2005.

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  • 2 September 2011 16:15, by Bush

    Egyptian and SAF Joint attack against JIU(SPLA) at Tafari Complex in South Kordofan is a clear indication of Egyptians aggression against the black Sudanese.

    Let them watch out, the Nile water will not be enough for us and them.

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  • 2 September 2011 16:28, by Brainy

    What the HELL? Egyptians are really daring sons of bitches. Is it because of the bloody scholarship they are still offering South Sudan apart from killing and humiliating our people in their country?

    It’s not the establishment of the capital in Jerusalem Egypt is concerned of but the Nile water that Israel promised to utilize with their modern technology. This would mean less water for Egypt and more development for South Sudan.

    Damn, this has gone too far! Fellows, we are staring at our enemy right on the face. Any mention of Jongolei Canal should be considered offensive.

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  • 4 September 2011 01:28, by Dinkanuer

    Fuck Egyptian all! You don’t have right to looks into our business with Israel, we have choice to make wether we will builds South Sudan Embassy in Jerusalem or not.


    For those who are still using Ngundeng ideologies, please be inform! Ngundeng had shameful things to be said about him. First,

    He was not a Prophet but a profit to his royalist in Nuer.
    He had many names according to his activities in many parts of South Sudan.
    He was a Cannibal animal according to Nuer man who doesn’t need to be mentioned
    His first name was Ngundeng-meaning that he was send by God.
    After he gone wild and ran away.
    His name changed to be Gatluakmanguel in Nuer dialect.
    He ate many Nuer men and women in Nuer Land
    Dinka. His name was Manyang e Juet.
    He ate many children, animal claviers and cows’s bulls in Dinka Land.
    Equatoria with different languages including English and Arabic
    His name was Tiger

    The Nuer man who refused to be target by Ngundeng’s salves pointed out that. Ngundeng had no father or mother but the Devil who came out in the River Nile in a form of fish, when the Nuer boys want for fishing. They fish for so many hours and they caught nothing, when the boys get tied and ready to go back home. One of them told other guys that there was a fish ate his hook lastly, the boy convinced other friends to tried one more time! Shortly after he putted on snail body on the hook, he had thrown it into Nile River. Immediately, Ngundeng was caught. The boy was attempting to pull the Fish Ngundeng out in the river but it was difficult for him to do so, then he called his associates to pull Ngundeng on the shore. They brought it out and they were smile some of them were told to go and collect firewood in order for the young men to roast their fish.

    Unfortunately! The Fish Ngundeng changed into big snake! And the boys ran away from it, the boys thought that they were dreaming and they came back for the second times. The Snake Ngundeng light it body and become bright as well as electricity light. They ran home and they spread the news to the community, when the Nuer elders came to the place where Ngundeng was pulled. It was still there as snake with it light. People gather together around it and started asking question how did this happen? The Snake Ngundeng changed into human being and told people not to run away. All of them were shocking and scary to death except Human Ngundeng who perform such witchcraft. things "Come down, come down now!" The Human Ngundeng said. Who are you? The Nuer elders asked him. I am Nyajok_ which mean woman devil! The Human Ngundeng answer! She knew her own physical appearance as she is a hermaphrodite. (A person with both the organs of a man and a woman) Wow! Brothers and sisters of Nuer I am sorry for your Profit. Nyajok Ngundeng was not a Prohet? It was your profit to cheat people for his power but It was not a Prophet? It was a Satan?

    Cie liel du dem e mac!

    By Dinkanuer!

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