ISRAEL Issue dated 15/09/2021

Haifa's Chinese port unsettles Tel Aviv's allies

Inaugurated on 1 September 2021, the new Israeli port of Haifa is operated by the Chinese state-owned company Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).
Inaugurated on 1 September 2021, the new Israeli port of Haifa is operated by the Chinese state-owned company Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG). © Nir Elias/Reuters
The Israeli government is proud of its new port in Haifa, which it hopes will boost its ranking as a maritime power. However Israel's allies are not so enthusiastic about China's role in the project. [...] (350 words)
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