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Can China Play a Role in Mideast Peace?

After hosting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas earlier this week, and with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to wrap up his own China trip in Beijing tomorrow, the world is speculating about what the back-to-back...

China Slams Israel Ahead of PM Visit

While Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas wrapped up his visit to China, Barbara Demick of The Los Angeles Times reported that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured Shanghai on Tuesday ahead of his own visit to the...

Mahmoud Abbas Seeks Beijing’s Support

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is visiting Beijing ahead of a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ahead of both trips, Chinese officials said that they would be willing to assist with talks between the two...

Beijing Steers “Tricky Path” With Iran

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday and warning of a shrinking window for diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear program, Princeton University’s...

Chinese Jews Feel More at Home in Israel

The Los Angeles Times looks at China’s small, ancient Jewish community in Kaifeng and the few members who have moved to Israel: Jin and her relatives belong to a community of Chinese Jews that was established in the 9th...

Chinese Jews Face Existential Questions

The Wall Street Journal describes the Jews of Kaifeng, descendants of 11th Century Persian merchants. Although one Israeli group has helped some resettle there, their religious identity is not recognised by either Beijing or...

China Faces Balancing Act in Iran Nuclear Issue

On a visit to Beijing, Israeli officials are weighing in on China’s stance on sanctions against Iran over the nuclear issue. From the Washington Post: The arrival of an Israeli government delegation in Beijing on Thursday...

Fischer to Push Chinese on Sanctions

From IsraelNationalNews.Com: Bank of Israel Chairman Stanley Fischer is set to visit China, where he will try to convince Beijing to support sanctions against Iran. Accompanying Fischer will be former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe...

Energy Security Guides China on Gaza

The Asia Times reports that China has joined international calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and will be sending a special Middle East conflict resolution envoy to Egypt, Palestine, and Israel.  China also has promised...

IDF: Rocket that Hit Beersheba School Made in China

From ynetnews.com: Brigadier-General Avraham Ben-David told reporters that in light of the rocket attacks on Beersheba, all planned events with over 100 participants will be cancelled, including New Year’s Eve parties....

Bank of China Denies Aiding Terrorists

The Bank of China has denied that it transferred money to terrorist groups as alleged in a recent lawsuit. From AP: The lawsuit filed last Thursday by victims of terrorism in Israel accused the bank of putting through dozens of...

China and the West Revisited

From an opinion piece in the Jerusalem Post: Despite China’s rapid ascendancy, we must remember that the Chinese people are deeply suspicious of the intentions of foreigners; at the same time, they desperately wish to be...

On Tibet and Palestine: ‘Not You! You!!!’

German-born Israeli journalist Uri Avneri writes on World Report blog: THERE IS no doubt that the Tibetan people are entitled to rule their own country, to nurture their unique culture, to promote their religious institutions...

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