Despite the obvious contrast in size and seemingly different cultures, Israel and China have much in common, and they have developed fruitful collaborations. Perhaps most evident are academic exchanges, which build lasting bridges between the two peoples. Israel and China have complementary strengths. Known as the “start-up nation,” Israel excels in innovation and technological advances;
When Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan last year, the tech world was surprised at the unannounced nuptials. But the Jewish world wasn’t. The American Jewish intermarriage rate has surpassed 50 percent for almost two decades, and the October 2013 Pew Research Center report puts the rate at 58 percent for marriages from
Sam Chester: China has become every top Israeli leader’s favorite talking point, but the Jewish state remains without a coherent strategy on how to engage the Asian giant.
“For from where the sun rises to where it sets, My name is honored among the nations, and everywhere incense and pure oblation are offered to My name… said the Lord of Hosts.” — Malachi 1:11 Is it so? Is this verse a description or a prescription? The prophet, like the psalmist who declares, “From
Although Israel’s population accounts for less than the margin of error in China’s population census, and the two countries have great variance in geography and economic structure, China and Israel are both ancient civilizations that are redefining themselves. They boast strong track records in academia, business, and culture, and they are forging a rich track record in business
In order to understand China’s policies toward Palestine, the Middle East, and the term “Chinese Dream” (coined by the current leadership to refer to China’s aspiration to regain its status as a powerful and respected internationally recognized country), one has to understand the imperialistic invasions of China — from the Opium Wars in 1840, through
Justin Goldstein: As Jews and consumers, responding to China’s history of censorship, dissident repression, and human-rights violations is complicated. How do we determine an ethical approach to engaging—or isolating—a growing economic superpower?
Vera Schwarcz: In both Chinese and Jewish traditions, remembrance demands effort and a constant openness to past and present alike. This same emphasis upon inner struggle characterizes the commitment to truth in both traditions.