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Cold War with China does not involve Israel – best keep it that way

Middle Israel: Unlike the previous Cold War, this one does not involve Israel directly, and its task is to avoid getting drawn into it

‘If you see kingdoms provoking each other – expect the Messiah’s footprint,” said Talmudic sage Rabbi Elazar bar Avina (Bereshit Raba 42:4).

  • Amotz Asa-El
  • The Jerusalem Post

The subsequent 17 centuries taught us Jews that when superpowers spar – as China and the US now do – the last thing we can afford is to expect miracles.

Instead, we should expect reality, in all its ugliness, and focus on avoiding such a duel’s sparks.

Reality, as this week’s events made plain, is an…

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