Israel Bolstering Ties With China


china-president-xi-jinpingA special delegation headed by Israeli National Security Council chief Yossi Cohen will leave for China in the coming weeks to hold a strategic dialogue with Chinese officials, Israel Hayom reported.

Political sources said Tuesday that Israel cannot ignore China’s growing standing as a world power and the subsequent need to reinforce Jerusalem’s ties with Beijing. Israel maintains strategic dialogues with a number of key nations, including the U.S., Germany, Britain, France, Italy, and Russia. These dialogues focus, first and foremost, on issues pertaining to defense and security, alongside fostering solid economic ties.

Israel is barred from collaborating with China on defense matters due to various agreements it has with the U.S. and other key Western nations, and its ties with Beijing have so far been predominately based on bilateral trade.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to bolster ties with China both on a political level, as it is a key player in the international community’s efforts to stop a nuclear Iran, as well as on an economic level.


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  1. This is clearly a good move and a reasonable providing hope for better reality not just in the Israel-China relationship but also in the American-Chinese appearance. We need to continue to break China into higher identities of good hope and worthwhile direction. Israel may have an avenue of True Jewish Value that will transcend higher intelligence in higher words of reason with the Chinese. But this is also scary. The Chinese are a bracket of the lesson of what not to wear.

  2. #1: “We need to continue to break China into higher identities of good hope and worthwhile direction.”

    What does that even mean?

    Israel may live to regret this move.

  3. I find this interesting in that Israel has had amicable relationship with Taiwan. Yet, at the same time, Israel seems to be dabbling with China right now. Does either side (China or Taiwan) have any big problems with this?

    This kind of reminds of the joke about President Reagan’s “kosher” foreign policy: Two sets of China! LOL