Israel’s Ambassador to Britain Talks about Judaism, Israeli Society, and Diplomacy

Aug. 30 2021

After the U.S., the Jewish state’s closest collaborator in matters of security and intelligence-sharing is the United Kingdom—which is also its third-largest trading partner. Thus the position of ambassador to the court of Saint James is an important one. It has since August of last year been held by Tzipi Hotovely, the child of immigrants from Soviet Georgia and a devout Jew, who previously served for eleven years as a Knesset member for the Likud party. In a wide-ranging conversation with Eli Spitzer, Hotovely discusses Anglo-Jewish relations, the future of the ḥaredi community in Israel, the British media, a virtual audience with Queen Elizabeth, and the ways Israeli politics really do end at the water’s edge. (Audio, 45 minutes.)

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More about: British Jewry, Haredim, Israel diplomacy, United Kingdom

China Seems Poised to Offer Iran More Weapons and Cyberwarfare Assistance

Last month, the Chinese minister of defense, together with senior military figures, paid a visit to Tehran, where they met with their Iranian counterparts, as well as with the Iranian president. Tuvia Gering and Jason M. Brodsky doubt the talks will result in a grand Sino-Iranian alliance, but they nonetheless expect increased collaboration between the two countries. For many years, they note, Beijing has evaded or violated embargoes to sell arms to the Islamic Republic, and there’s reason to expect more of the same:

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More about: China, Cyberwarfare, Iran, Israel-China relations, Israeli Security