June 17, 2014
Netanyahu's Pivot to China
Jon Emont, Tablet Magazine
The Associated Press
A primary hurdle to Israel’s “Asia pivot” is that Israel’s infrastructure is oriented westward; it is designed to handle Mediterranean, not Red Sea, trade. Even though there are major advantages to shipping goods from Asia to Eilat, underdeveloped Red Sea infrastructure means that, aside from a few niche products, shipping between Israel and Asia goes via Israel’s Mediterranean ports.
TAGGED: China, Middle East, Israel, Suez Canal, Egypt, Red Sea