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Feb 10, 2019, 9:04 PM
February winds: The story of one painting
A tale of Nazis, Solzenitsyn, Gulag, the unspeakable horror of China’s Laogai camp, and the needed redemption of humanity
Feb 9, 2019, 10:25 AM
Bibi Netanyahu: World’s Most Strategic Man?
There are many things to criticize Benjamin Netanyahu for. Although I've agreed with some of his policies, by and large, I am not a fan of the current Israeli Prime Minister. But I can admit that I admire his...
Jan 31, 2019, 10:15 AM
Israel as a sandwich country between US and China
Israel and other US allies with friendly ties to China are increasing becoming sandwich countries—caught between the US on one side and China on the other, as both Washington and Beijing intensify their trade war. After years of the Obama...
Jan 28, 2019, 1:27 PM
The Haifa port-China conundrum in context
Amidst rising tensions between China and the U.S., controversy surrounding the Shanghai International Ports Group (SIPG) being awarded the tender to operate the new terminal of the Haifa port has taken center stage in Jerusalem. Rising concerns are reflected in...
Jan 28, 2019, 6:40 AM
From infrastructure to innovation in China & Israel
Infrastructure has dominated discussions of China-Israel business ties in recent weeks, displacing the focus on technology that generally frames China-Israel news. The catalyst is a 2015 agreement to have a Chinese company privately manage part of the new Haifa...
Jan 15, 2019, 6:30 PM
Chinese Trade Offices in Israel: New Resource to Accelerate Sino-Israel Business
The last five years have brought a wave of Chinese investors to Israel, including flagship technology companies like Alibaba, Baidu and Kuang-Chi. Whereas in 2013 only a handful of Chinese companies were active domestically, in 2018 more than fifty...
Jan 14, 2019, 9:40 PM
Blogging and the Chinese Side of the Moon
Today an old friend came up to me in a local cafe and said, "I follow your blogs and they're great; I love them! Keep writing!"...She smiled. She made my day. Little did she know that of late I...
Allen S. Maller
Jan 12, 2019, 7:54 PM
How Etrog became goody fruit of trees
The important role of the Jewish religion in the widespread adoption of citrus fruit by early Mediterranean societies has been discovered by genetic detective work at the John Innes Centre; as a result of an investigation into an acid-less...
Adina Laura Achim
Jan 8, 2019, 10:11 PM
Exit Bans elevate tensions between US and China
A trade war between China and the US, the arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, and China’s quiet but powerful retaliation against various Chinese-American citizens has brought new cracks into the intricate power balance between the two...
Dec 3, 2018, 7:49 AM
George Herbert Walker Bush, War Hero, Oilman, Statesman, President, Patriarch
He was born into a family of wealth, prestige and privilege with, one might say, patrician bloodlines. He could have taken the easy way out. He could have lived a soft, cushy (albeit nondescript) life. He could have let...