China and Israel: evolving relations in the shadow of trade wars

China and Israel: evolving relations in the shadow of trade wars

From a situation of no diplomatic connections and almost non-existent economic relations only a quarter of a century ago, Chinese–Israeli trade, investment and political ties are on an upward spiral. Although global tensions, most notably the US’s objection to the supply of certain technologies to China and, more recently, the trade war between those two countries are slowing the expansion of relations, there are sound foundations for growing geoeconomic and geopolitical cooperation, based on correlating interests that serve both countries.

Israel goes to the polls again, but will the results be different this time?

Israel goes to the polls again, but will the results be different this time?

Just before Israelis embark on almost a month of Jewish High Holidays, traditionally a time of repentance and asking for forgiveness – something not often associated with the country’s politicians – they will go to the polls to choose the 22nd Knesset. It is the second time this year that Israel has held elections, after voting last April failed to produce a government. Once again, all indications are that the results will not be decisive.