Tagged Israel-China relations

Breaking China: A rupture looms between Israel and the United States

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, March 21, 2017. (Xinhua/Rao Ainmin)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s announcement last week that an Israeli consortium would build Sorek 2, the world’s largest desalination plant, surprised many who had been watching the deal: The contract had been expected to go to a Hong Kong-based company. But that was before the Trump administration ramped up… Read more »

Op-Ed: Israel-China romance is based on ancient values

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 9, 2013. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Getty Images)

(JTA) — The rise of a new global power usually creates tensions with the incumbent superpower, and the United States-China duo is no exception. At their summit last week in Washington, D.C., Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping spoke of progress in some areas, such as cyber espionage and… Read more »

Op-Ed: Why Jews should not visit China, regardless of what Israel does

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, visit the Great Wall of China, May 9, 2013. (Avi Ohayon/GPO/FLASH90)

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — Should American Jews provide tourist dollars to a regime that massacres dissidents, facilitates genocide and finances Israel’s enemies? A spate of upcoming Jewish tours of China has raised anew an old and troubling question about the conflict between tourism and human rights. “Sukkos 2015: Beijing,… Read more »