The Next Challenge to U.S.-Israeli Ties: China

Ilan Berman, RealClearPolitics


Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Israel on his first foreign visit since the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic. The whirlwind one-day trip served as an opportunity for America’s chief diplomat to interface with Israel’s incoming “national unity” government, discuss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial plans to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan River Valley, and press for progress on President Trump’s “deal of the century” on Israeli-Palestinian peace. But the Secretary’s visit was intended for another purpose as well: to put Israel’s government on notice that it needed to rethink its growing political, economic and strategic ties to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

In the article Ilan Berman explains how Chinese investment in Israel's high-tech sector is raising concerns in the Trump administration.



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