Israel is manipulating Ethiopia to steal water from the Nile!!! This story, which has about as much credibility as the claim that all the Jews who worked in the World Trade Center called in sick on September 11, 2001, is being spread by news services in Muslim countries. It seems that the dhimmis in Ethiopia have had the temerity to establish ties with Israel, thus earning the enduring ire of their Muslim neighbors. From Arutz Sheva, with thanks to Tziona:
Petros Olango, deputy speaker of the Ethiopian parliament, denied allegations against his country and Israel made in the Arabic and African press regarding a conspiracy to deprive Egypt and Sudan of Nile water.
According to articles that periodically appear in the Arabic and Muslim African press, Israel is pushing Ethiopia to construct dams along Nile tributaries in order to cut back on Nile water shared with Sudan and Egypt. Of late, the accusations were made after Ethiopian president Meles Zenawi signed taxation, cultural, educational and scientific cooperation agreements with Israel during a visit to the Jewish State earlier this month.