China Is Burning All Its Bridges with Israel

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May 15, 2024

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Beijing, China, March 21, 2017, photo by Etienne Oliveau/POOL New/Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Beijing, China, March 21, 2017

Photo by Etienne Oliveau/POOL New/Reuters

This commentary originally appeared on Nikkei Asia on May 16, 2024.

Last June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a picture of himself receiving a gift from Chinese Ambassador Cai Run of autographed copies of President Xi Jinping's four-volume collection, “The Governance of China.…”

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Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at RAND and an adjunct professor in the practice of political science and international relations at the University of Southern California. He formerly served as an intelligence adviser at the Pentagon.

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