Israel & The Belt & Road Initiative Blue Book Essay

Israel’s growing ties to the PRC and its increasingly astute understanding of the possible political and economic impact of the BRI in the global order has brought about a rise in Israeli engagement with China. Examples of this engagement include Israel’s charter membership and participation in the AIIB and various projects in the context of security, resource management, academia and technological innovation.

Combining the strategic value of Israel’s physical location, (which could play a role in the transport of Chinese goods to African and European markets) with the game changing technological advancements being developed in ‘Silicon Wadi’, Israeli expertise appears to have many applications within the BRI especially in the fields of security, big data and water management

Author:Carice Witte & Yehudah Sunshine
Published: 26-04-2017