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Pompeo Defies Covid-19 and Visits Jerusalem with ‘Mission China’ Agenda

Less than three years ago, China and Israel marked 25 years of their bilateral diplomatic relations. While Beijing celebrated the occasion also to show to the world China’s ability to implement a more balanced and pragmatic Middle East foreign policy; Jerusalem was exuberant in its successfully walking a fine line between reaping American patronage and benefitting from Chinese economic influence and prestige. Last month, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo suddenly flew into Jerusalem to warn PM Netanyahu: Enough is enough!


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