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Bayport Terminal: The View from Israel

January 4, 2022

September 1, 2021, marked the official start of operations at Haifa Bayport by SIPG Bayport Terminal, registered in Israel and owned by the Chinese company Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG). The occasion, described by the CEO of the Israel Port Authority as “a historic event unmatched in several decades,” was celebrated with a modest ceremony […]

“A Partnership to Nurture”

July 9, 2020

inFOCUS: To jump right in, how much influence does the United States have over Israel’s decisions on security trade with any other country, not just China, but any other country? BG Orion: The U.S. is our closest strategic and defense partner, just about an ally except without the treaty. American opinions, positions, concerns are well […]

Israel, Hezbollah and Southern Lebanon: Challenge and Opportunity (Audio)

May 14, 2020

What does it mean for Israel that even before the coronavirus pandemic shutdown Lebanon faced its most severe economic crisis in decades? Street protests brought down one  government last October, inflation has jumped at least 50 percent since January, and renewed demonstrations against a new, Hezbollah-dominated administration began at the end of April What does […]