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What the Israelis Really Want From China (Hint: It Has Nothing to do With the Palestinians)

Photo published on Twitter by Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen to publicize his phone call with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang. Image via @elicoh1.

There’s no indication in the Israeli national security community of a strong desire to call on China to help mediate the country’s long-running dispute with the Palestinians.

After all, Israel is one of the U.S.’s closest allies and China has been an unconditional supporter of Palestinian causes over the years.

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