The law was put in place back in 1958 and was annulled amid the normalization of ties between the two countries under the previous US administration; The previous law prevented any diplomatic ties with Israel, and violations could result in serious prison time.
Months after Sudan agreed to normalize its diplomatic ties with Israel under the guidance of the Trump administration, the northeastern African country has now voted to annul the legislation that was implemented in 1958 that emphasized the boycotting of the Jewish State. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office confirmed plans to do away with the law.
Monday’s move, of course, is another result of the Abraham Accords, which Sudan agreed to join in late 2020, and officially signed onto in January. The US offered Sudan several incentives as part of the agreement to join.
As reported by The Times of Israel, Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari confirmed the abolishment of the law on Monday after a joint session between the Sudanese cabinet and ruling sovereignty council. The existence of this particular legislation prohibited business ties with Israel and the establishment of any diplomatic ties as well. Violation of the law could result in up to 10 years in prison and other fines.
Engaging in any trade with an Israeli was considered a violation of this law as well.