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Comment and Opinion

Haaretz: Israel may live to regret its warming ties with China, by Daniel Samet

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent warning that the United States may scale back intelligence cooperation with Israel over ties to China may be more than bluster after all.

As Haaretz reported on June 14, the US Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 fiscal year raises “serious security concerns” over the Haifa Port deal with China. A Chinese-operated port, as others, could keep the US Navy away from Haifa and imperil security ties between Israel and its closest ally.

The bill does not mince words, and the Israeli government should listen.

Read the full article at Haaretz.