China will operate Haifa port, near Israel's alleged nuclear-armed submarines,

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Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:14 pm

Prof. Horev noted that one topic that came up at the event was Chinese investments in Mediterranean ports, and in Israel in particular. Pointing out that a Chinese company will soon start operating Haifa Port, he said that Israel needs to create a mechanism that will examine Chinese investments to ensure that they do not put Israel’s security interests at risk.

“When China acquires ports,” Horev said, “it does so under the guise of maintaining a trade route from the Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal to Europe, such as the port of Piraeus in Greece. Does an economic horizon like this have a security impact? We are not weighing that possibility sufficiently. One of the senior American figures at the conference raised the question of whether the U.S. Sixth Fleet can see Haifa as a home port. In light of the Chinese takeover, the question is no longer on the agenda.”
The Chinese company SIPG won the bid to expand the Haifa Port three and a half years ago. The project is slated to be inaugurated in 2021 and calls for the Chinese company, which also operates the Port of Shanghai, to run the Haifa Port for 25 years. Another Chinese firm won the bid to build a new port at Ashdod.

Those decisions were made by the Transportation Ministry and the Ports Authority, with zero involvement of the National Security Council, and without the navy being in the picture at all. The problem lies not only in the implications that ties with the Chinese have for Israel’s relations with the United States, which under the Trump administration is ramping up its rhetoric on China because of the trade wars and tensions in the China Sea.

The civilian port in Haifa abuts the exit route from the adjacent navy base, where the Israeli submarine fleet is stationed (and which, according to foreign media reports, maintains a second-strike capability to launch nuclear missiles). As with Chinese involvement in other huge Israeli infrastructure projects – such as the Mount Carmel tunnels and the light-rail train in Tel Aviv – it seems as though no one involved in the security or diplomatic arenas even stopped to think through the strategic consequences of these moves. ... ssion=true


Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:55 pm

How convenient that China won the bid. No ports should be bid on by foreign governments.

Let's see if their military actually allows Chinese to operate their port. They shouldn't. Are u going to let them get away with this? :o Send in the fighter planes, guys. Send in the fighter planes. Fight for your country.


Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:26 pm

Who do you think FUNDED mao si tung.........the jews. 40 million DEAD chinese people later.......Nuff said.....


Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:02 pm

I believe Israel is making a huge mistake. The Chinese worming there way into Israel cyber net work.. China has stolen hacked or reversed engineered most of the technology. Nothing is ran in China out side of the military. So Israel going to let China Military operate there ports. The US has let China take over operations of west coast ports and are active in a transportion depo in Kansas.

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Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:07 pm

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Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:25 pm

One must wonder if there are those who call themselves "Jews" but are really something else?

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Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:58 pm

take note people who believe in a Creator.....yet again, as does not fail, His Word proves infallibly correct

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