Arthur Herman is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author, most recently, of 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder (HarperCollins, 2017).
In some ways, the two countries have never been closer, but in others, and notably with regard to China, they’ve never seemed farther apart.
Otherwise, Israel will end up making the same mistakes with regard to China that the U.S. did.
After decades of almost no interaction, relations between the two nations grow increasingly warmer and closer. There’s plenty of good news—and, for Israel, plenty of risk.
Israel has successfully navigated the post-Arab Spring chaos, it has the region’s most powerful military, and it will soon be a major energy player.
Formerly neutral or hostile countries from across the world, including Saudi Arabia and China, are now eagerly courting the Jewish state. What’s going on?
Tens of trillions of cubic feet of gas lie waiting offshore, with the potential to transform the world’s energy map and perhaps even stabilize the Middle East.
After decades of wariness, the two nations are being drawn together by common interests and shared fears.