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Israeli Expert Ponders What Israel-China Relations Will Look Like After the War

Israeli Ambassador to China Irit Ben-Abba speaking with Mideast Special Envoy to the Middle East Zhi Jun on October 17, 2023. Image via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hamas’ attack on civilians in southern Israel on October 7th last year derailed the Jewish State’s relationship with China.

Last fall, before the incident, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was preparing to visit Beijing for a meeting with President Xi Jinping, which many were expecting would result in stronger economic ties and a more prominent role for China in the Mideast peace process.

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