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Israel is Becoming the Role Model For How the U.S. Wants Its Allies to Deal With China, Says Foreign Policy Expert

File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping during bilateral talks in 2017 with former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Etienne Oliveau / POOL / AFP

Israel is emerging as a role model for how the United States wants its allies around the world to distance themselves from economic and technical engagement with China, according to Ilan Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Institute in a column published on Tuesday in Newsweek.

Israel, like many countries, embraced Chinese investment in recent years but now appears to have second thoughts, which Berman attributes to pressure from the U.S.:

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