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Netanyahu Visit to China is Strategic Mistake, Says Former Israeli Military Intelligence Chief

Retired Israeli general and Executive Director of Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Amos Yadlin attends a session at the Manama Dialogue security conference in the Bahraini capital on December 5, 2020. Mazen Mahdi / AFP

One of Israel’s most decorated former generals, Amos Yadlin, warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his planned visit to China is a strategic mistake that risks damaging the Jewish state’s far more important ties with the United States.

Yadlin, who is a former Air Force general and head of the Israeli Defense Force’s Military Intelligence Directorate, made the case in a five-part Twitter thread that generated a lot of attention online and in the Israeli press that the PM’s planned trip is a mistake:

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