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China, Israel vow to strengthen relations for ‘win-win cooperation’ | Source: Anadolu Agency

Amid plans for celebrating their 30 years of diplomatic relations, and noting that Chinese companies were working in Israel, Xi said: “China is willing to deepen cooperation with Israel in the fields of science and technology, agriculture, medical and health, among others.”

Source: Anadolu Agency


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Israel’s growing links with China concern Washington | Source: Middle East Monitor

China’s President Xi Jinping (R) and former Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands in Beijing, China on 21 March 2017.

Growing economic relations between Israel and China are raising concerns in Washington, despite internal warnings in the occupation state that Beijing is exploiting these ties to obtain military and security technology through secret means. The echoes of a Chinese cyber-attack on Israel still reverberate.

Source: Middle East Monitor


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Israel PM reduces new settlement units fearing US | Source: Middle East Monitor

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (2nd R) speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on 8 August 2021.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has reduced the number of settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories by more than 1,000 for fear of backlash from America. Bennett’s would visit the US to meet with President Joe Biden at the White House, but no official date has been set for.

Source: Middle East Monitor


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US welcomes Israel FM’s visit to Morocco | Source: Middle East Monitor

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita (R) sits near his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid after signing documents, in Rabat, on 11 August 2021.

The American administration of US President Joe Biden welcomed the visit of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to Morocco, which became the fourth Arab country to normalise ties with Israel in 2020, after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.

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Bahrain, Israel discuss reinforcing bilateral security relations | Source: Middle East Monitor

A graffiti depicting hands with sleeves coloured in the UAE and Bahrain flags shaking hands with another with a sleeve bearing the Israeli flag in the West Bank on 4 October 2020.

Bahrain discussed reinforcing security relations with Israeli officials, after the signing of the normalisation deals in September 2020. The Bahraini official said Iran is considered the main threat to the region. It has caused more instigation of extremism and hatred in many different regions across the Middle East.”

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Israel foreign minister arrives in Morocco on first visit since normalization | Source: Alarabiya News

Israel’s top diplomat landed in Morocco for the first visit by a senior official from the Jewish state since the two sides agreed to normalize ties last year. The move infuriated the Palestinians as it shattered the longstanding Arab consensus that there should be no normalization until Israel agrees to a comprehensive and lasting peace. Israel and Morocco normalized ties after then US president Donald Trump recognized Morocco’s contested sovereignty in Western Sahara.

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Israeli, Egyptian energy ministers discuss natural gas trade plans | Source: Jerusalem Post

The production platform of Leviathan natural gas field is seen in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Haifa.

Israel and Egypt will discuss “future plans” for Israeli gas to be liquefied at Egyptian natural gas liquefaction plants, the ministers announced in a joint statement. They also discuss future plans to strengthen cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the East Mediterranean Gas Form (EMGF).

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Hezbollah claims rocket attack on Israeli positions near Lebanese border, Israel retaliates | Source: France 24

Lebanese troops stand next to a crater caused by an Israeli airstrike in Dimashqiya farmlands, southern Lebanon, on August 5, 2021.

Lebanese militant group Hezbollah said it had fired a barrage of rockets at Israeli positions in a disputed area close to the Lebanese border, calling it retaliation for Israeli airstrikes on southern Lebanon a day earlier. It was the third day of cross-border hostilities that threaten a period of calm prevailing since 2006, when Israel and Hezbollah fought a one-month war.

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Israel hits Lebanon with airstrikes in response to rocket attacks | Source: The Hill

Israel launched an airstrike on a Lebanese rocket launch site that the Israeli military says was a response to rockets fired towards the country from Lebanese territory. The move shows the escalation of tension between the two countries.

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Israeli defense minister threatens to strike Iran after drone attack on tanker | Source: ALARABIYA NEWS

sraeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz addresses the media in Jerusalem.

Israel’s defense minister warned that his country is prepared to strike Iran, issuing the threat against the Islamic Republic after a fatal drone strike on a oil tanker at sea that his nation blamed on Tehran. The comments by Benny Gantz come as Israel meanwhile lobbies countries for action at the United Nations.

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