Everybody Loves Israel

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?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem on December 20, 2013. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem on December 20, 2013. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images.

Essay
Nov. 7 2016
About the author

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).


If my title seems counterintuitive, let’s concede from the start: not everyone does love Israel now.

Create a free account to continue reading

Welcome to Mosaic

Create a free account to continue reading and you'll get two months of unlimited access to the best in Jewish thought, culture, and politics

Register

Create a free account to continue reading

Welcome to Mosaic

Create a free account to continue reading and you'll get two months of unlimited access to the best in Jewish thought, culture, and politics

Register

More about: China, Iran, Israel & Zionism, Middle East, Politics & Current Affairs, Russia, Saudi Arabia