posted on 06/22/2005 5:19:11 AM PDT
WTF. He's laying it on pretty thick.
"I can let you know with some certainty that thousands of Chinese tourists will visit Jerusalem and other parts of the country. You are such an attraction. I have already advised enterprises of this country to prepare more hotel rooms for the upcoming Chinese tourism," he said.
posted on 06/22/2005 5:29:02 AM PDT
I know Israel has been in a very tenuous position since its creation. That must be a tough way to live. However, with US support they would have never come into existence nor would they continue to survive. During the cold war and the years of MAD we risked our own destruction by standing up for them on occasion.
Sometimes it seems as our relationship with Israel is a one-way street, all give on our part. Ther e was the surprising, to me anyway, Pollard spy case and now they are cozying up to China. I hope there is more there than meets the eye.
posted on 06/22/2005 5:32:47 AM PDT
by Mind-numbed Robot
(Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
Committee chairman Yuval Steinitz said the relations with China were "extremely" important for Israel, referring to China as the "giant" and Israel as the "dwarf."
China wasn't a giant until we started pumping money into their moribund economy. Now that they are becoming wealthy, they are becoming far more influential -- and the last thing that we could possibly want is for a large totalitarian state to become more influential.
I have to admit that I am surprised at Israel's engagement with China, though. I think that speaks volumes, as does Argentina's and Indonesia's.
US discusses cutting Israel off?
posted on 06/22/2005 6:38:51 AM PDT
by Little Ray
(I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
Israel's strategy has always been to be close allies with a superpower. This looks like a warning shot across our bow. In which case, they are making a grave error.
posted on 06/22/2005 6:39:49 AM PDT
(Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini, Hosanna in excelsis!)
Granted that Israel arming Red China isn't any different from our arming Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, but I do wish that Israel would look to embattled Taiwan instead as a customer.
posted on 06/22/2005 7:59:21 AM PDT
by Zionist Conspirator
(Ki leKhalev natati 'et Chevron, ki ruach 'acheret hayetah `immo.)
Li also told Israel to prepare for an imminent influx of Chinese tourists as an outgrowth of deepening ties.
Translation: China planning to send more spies blended in tourists to steel military technology from Israel.
posted on 06/22/2005 10:02:32 AM PDT
I suggest a deal. Israel stops all links with the Chinese. And we stop all pressure for Israel's destruction by creation of a new Arab terror state next door.
(That is, unless Israel is really working WITH us to secretly arm the Chinese with weaponry that the U.S. can secretly control and disable remotely)
Well the missiles from China may not be quite as good but they are only 1/10 the price.
posted on 06/25/2005 5:57:53 AM PDT
by HiTech RedNeck
(No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
"I can let you know with some certainty that thousands of Chinese tourists will visit Jerusalem and other parts of the country. You are such an attraction. I have already advised enterprises of this country to prepare more hotel rooms for the upcoming Chinese tourism,"
China has a large Christian population and it should be expected that they will want to visit the Holy Land just as Americans do.
posted on 06/25/2005 6:07:38 AM PDT
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