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US pressures Israel on trade with China

Washington is calling on Israel to change the way it monitors foreign investments in Israel, and Israel is likely to take appeasing measures.
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American pressure to weaken China's access to sensitive Israeli technologies and infrastructure has increased. Israel’s new government under Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is making certain changes, but perhaps not at the pace or the extent the Americans demand.

The issue arose during Bennett’s Aug. 27 meeting with President Joe Biden as well as during Lapid’s visit to Washington in mid-October, though the topic did not feature in the press releases afterward.

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