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Allies to a point – the Israeli defence export dilemma

The USA is considered to be Israel’s main ally, yet again and again, it is causing Israeli industry to lose huge defence projects in third countries. The Israeli government accepts this because the USA provides it with billions of dollars in defence aid every year, but US action has now prompted a further debate in […]

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Major barrier remains for Israeli defence exports to China

Every time a senior Israeli figure visits China, the question is in the air. It is not discussed openly, but is in the background. This time, the occasion is the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to China.  In front of the cameras Netanyahu talked about a huge potential Chinese market for Israeli companies, […]

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Die and let live – the alleged journey of the Israeli Lavi fighter

Every mention of the Chinese Jian-10 (J-10) fighter brings back the rumors of the alleged help Israel gave to the programme.It seems that in certain offices in Washington, there are officials who are still angry about the past defence ties between Israel and China. This anger forced Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to cancel a deal […]

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China and Israel defence ties – signs of change?

Is this the beginning of a new era indefence relations between China and Israel? The visit this week of Israeli defenceminister Ehud Barak to China has a meaning but it’s very early to know exactlywhat it is. The defence relations between the twocountries were cut some years ago, after Israel angered the US through twoincidents […]

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