A US official urged Israel to exercise caution when it comes to allowing Chinese firms to invest in Israeli technology, citing national security concerns. While the US regularly discourages its allies not to do business with China, according to a report from Axios, this was the first time the US publicly raised the issue with Israel.
“We would like to see Israel doing more to monitor Chinese investments — mainly in hi-tech,” David Schenker, the US assistant secretary of state for near east affairs, said at a virtual conference on Monday. “Ask yourselves if you think China will ever be committed to Israel’s security as the US is, or promote agreements like the Abraham Accords.”
Schenker said he hopes Israel begins to speak out about China’s alleged human rights abuses and its trade relationship with Iran. Schenker said the Chinese purchase of Iranian oil “undermine the efforts to counter Iranian aggression in the region.”
According to Schenker, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo privately pressed the Israeli government to tighten oversight on Chinese investments. Over the past year, Pompeo has been on a crusade against Beijing, often publicly warning US allies against working with Chinese tech companies.
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Isn’t Israel the traditional conduit of US tech to China. The Israeli’s reverse engineer/improve American weapons and then sell that on to the Chinese.
It is a good business, and China improving its systems at our expense and to Israel’s profit forces the USA into a costly upgrade cycle. Can’t have an arms race with only one contestant.
Israel has been known to tinker with our fighter jets, then not share the info with us.
Then there is the Israeli spy network in the U.S. (years ago Brett Hume had a piece on Fox News about this), and, Jonathon Pollard ( who is safe and cozy in Israel due to early release and change of terms of release).
There is a Hollywood producer (name escapes me) who is an accused spy who has said he would gladly do it again.
Israel is no friend of the U.S. REMEMBER THE USS LIBERTY!!!
I am all for Chinese investments in Israel.
In this deal, someone is getting scammed and the question is who.
“Ask yourselves if you think China will ever be committed to Israel’s security as the US is, or promote agreements like the Abraham Accords.”
No and no. They aren’t fools.
desperate rotting murikan empire
Schenker said the Chinese purchase of Iranian oil “undermine the efforts to counter Iranian aggression in the region.” LOL. IS this a JOKE?
Who dropped atomic bombs killed hundreds of thousands in Japan? — USA.
Who killed millions in Iraq by sanctions and for oil? — USA
Who killed millions in Vietnam for rubber tyres? — USA
Who did genocide of red Indians and Mexicans by grabbing thier land? — USA
Who give weapons to the chosen people of Isreal to kill Palestinians? — USA.
Anyone with a knowledge of history can easily say who is the aggressor? Karma takes revenge by COVID by killing Americans. The blood of the inncocents people America has killed since 300 years has to be repayed.
“Mike Pompeo privately pressed Israel”
This must mean Mike ironed some Israeli pants.
What would the American government do if Israel accepted Chinese investments? Russian investments? Absolutely nothing.
Israel runs the USA, not the other way around.
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