Although no archaeological evidence has been found that supports the grandeur described in the biblical accounts of David and Solomon, it is claimed that King Solomon built Jerusalem up to be the trade capital of the world where West meets East. This may be why Emperor Titus (39-81 AD) said that the Jews in Jerusalem had become wealthier than the entire Roman empire [Josephus: The Wars of the Jews 6.6.2].
In 1581, German Protestant pastor, theologist and cartographer Heinrich Bunting depicted the world that he believed mattered as a cloverleaf, comprised of Europe, Asia and Africa converging in Jerusalem.
Israeli-American political scientist and senior editor of GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily Yossef Bodansky recently wrote that Bunting’s map is likely the best depiction of the unfolding global geopolitical architecture, which is the merging of the greater Middle East and the greater framework of the Mackinderian shift to a multipolar world order.
The cloverleaf world centered on Jerusalem is coming to fruition via Israel’s leading role in China’s New Silk Road initiative. China is the largest trading nation globally, and 95% of global trade is by sea. China is very dependent on the Suez Canal to reach Europe, its largest export market, and it gets the majority of its crude oil from the Middle East. This is why China is building a “steel canal” of the Med-Red Railway through Israel to connect the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, which provides shipping route diversification to the Suez Canal.
Israel is marrying their global tech dominance with China’s high production capacity, which has evolved from strong historical ties symbolized by the Silk Road, today what Israel calls the “Innovation Highway.”
In a 2017 Jerusalem Post article titled ‘Israel and the unexpected new world order,’ Brian Schrauger states:
“In the new and surprising economic world order, Israel could gain a degree of wealth not seen since the days of King Solomon.
For the Western world, strong new alliances between certain non-Western countries constitute something of a mystery. But while the West is distracted by political uprisings and remains enamored with the idea of its own “manifest destiny,” a new world order is emerging, dominated by up-and-coming global superpowers like Russia, China and India. …
Israel is positioned to guard the world’s Internet. Everything today is traded, controlled and administered online. And Israel is emerging as the world’s number one guardian of the worldwide web. That means, regardless of being a few miles offtrack from China’s Land and Maritime Roads, it is positioned to be the center of both belts.”
Report: Israel Passes [Stolen] U.S. Military Technology to China – Military.com 2013 https://www.military.com/defensetech/2013/12/24/report-israel-passes-u-s-military-technology-to-china
[Book] ISRAEL AND CHINA | From Silk Road to Innovation Highway by L. Friedfeld, P. Metoudi
The creation of the Silk Road during China’s Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) had a tremendous impact on international trade and communication between eastern and western countries. During this golden age, various merchandise, including silk, spices, jewelry, and perfumes, was exchanged on the Silk Road. Having begun to settle alongside this mercantile set of roads, Jewish traders were at the forefront of such activity. http://www.israelandchina.com/#book
The Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)
For hundred of years, the Silk Road served as a link between East and West. Before the perfection of maritime navigational techniques, it was the primary route of trade between China and its eastern neighbors. Different routes of the Silk Road took goods and people from China to India, to Persia, to Arabia, and to the Mediterranean Coast, which then connected to Europe and Africa.
During the time of the Silk Road, many Jews become involved in international trade. In many ways, they were uniquely qualified for the profession. …
As there were a disproportionately high number of Jews in the trading profession, it should not be surprising that some of these Jews became involved in trade with China. – Jewish Virtual Library http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-history-of-jews-in-china
Bunting’s map and Israel on China’s new silk road | Heinrich Bunting was a German Protestant pastor, theologist and cartographer, and in his masterpiece Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel Through Holy Scripture) in 1581, he portrayed the world that mattered was comprised of the three continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with each depicted as a cloverleaf. They converged in Jerusalem, and the rest of the world was irrelevant. …
Instead, what is arising is the merging of the greater Middle East and the greater framework of the reawakened Mackinderian world order. And, the clover leaf world centred on Jerusalem is converging with China’s One Belt, One Road project. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/buntings-map-and-israel-on-chinas-new-silk-road/
Jews, Israel and China https://jdavismemphis.com/israel/global-relationships-with-israel/jews-israel-and-china/
Israel’s World Order | How Tiny Israel Dominates Globally https://jdavismemphis.com/israel
In Beijing, Netanyahu looks to ‘marry Israel’s technology with China’s capacity’ | On second day of state visit, prime minister, Chinese leaders agree on upgrading economic, tech cooperation – Times of Israel 2017 https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-beijing-netanyahu-looks-to-marry-israels-technology-with-chinas-capacity/
Israel and the unexpected new world order | Geographically, Israel is just off-center. Why then is it treated with such respect, especially by the likes of Russia and China? – Jerusalem Post 2017 http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israel-and-the-unexpected-new-world-order-499310
One Belt, One Road | Israel’s role in China’s flagship policy.
[T]his policy is based on the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an initiative that has not been well received in the US, to the extent that Japan refrained from joining so as not to upset Washington. Israel, however, did join the AIIB, and must be careful not to conduct its business with China at the expense of the US or its relationship with Washington. – Jerusalem Post 2017 http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/One-Belt-One-Road-504129
Israel and China’s Silk Road – SIGNAL, Sino-Israel Global Network & Academic Leadership 2017 http://en.sino-israel.org/publications/signal-perspectives/israel-and-chinas-silk-road/
China to overtake US as biggest investor in Israel – EJ Insight 2018 http://www.ejinsight.com/20180201-china-to-overtake-us-as-biggest-investor-in-israel/
China’s ‘New Silk Roads’ reach Latin America | Beijing is turbo-charging its infrastructure connectivity across the region and the Caribbean http://www.atimes.com/article/chinas-new-silk-roads-reach-latin-america/
China Fills Trump’s Empty Seat at Latin America Summit | Latin America is now the second-largest destination for Chinese investment, after Asia. China is the top trading partner for three of Latin America’s biggest economies: Brazil, Chile and Peru. Chinese influence is evident throughout the region, from highway construction in Ecuador to port projects in Panama and a planned fiber optic cable running from Chile to China. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/opinion/china-trump-pence-summit-lima-latin-america.html
HSBC Opens Office Devoted to China-Israel Business Ties | The new office launches as Chinese companies increasingly look to Israel for tech innovation and as China’s One Belt One Road Initiative opens up new investment opportunities https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3738045,00.html
[Via Bridget] “Oslo peace accords were not about peace (we all know that), it was about opening up trade with China” | China everywhere | China’s open door policy and the Oslo Peace Accords freed Beijing and Jerusalem to develop trade relations. Within a matter of decades, Chinese investment in Israel had increased substantially: in 1992, when full diplomatic relations were established, Chinese investments stood at US $50 million. By 2016, this figure had risen to US $16.5 billion.
Chinese investors have bought into the Israeli high-tech sector, formed joint ventures, hosted a trade conference and managed construction projects in Israel, including port and tunnel building. This trade relationship is likely to improve further, as Chinese investors adopt a cautious approach to investment in the United States due to President Trump’s anti-Chinese rhetoric.
Israeli politicians are very much in favour of improving relations with the East Asian power, as Israeli Economic Minister Eli Cohen said in September. Israeli companies also welcome Chinese investment, as there is concern that Trump’s tax reform would require Israeli start-ups to either register as US entities, or move some of their operations to the US in order to become eligible for tax rebates. https://www.aspi.org.au/opinion/china-everywhere
Two-Gun Cohen; Chinese Spy Master and a second Moishe! | Morris “Two-Gun” Cohen was the one and only Jewish Chinese General and, for a time, was head of the Chinese Secret Service! One of his colleagues was Dr. Moses Schwarzberg, a Russian Jew who helped save China http://www.jwmww2.org/userfiles/file/TwoGunCohen.pdf
THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN CHINA AND ZIONISM | Uri Dan, writing in the New York Post, March 30, 1997, reported that back in 1979 then-Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin got U.S. approval for authorising Shaul Eisenberg to undertake a $10 billion 10-year deal to modernise the Chinese armed forces thereby “strengthening the counterbalance to Soviet military might.” Dan describes this deal as “one of the most important in Israeli history” and that “the Chinese insisted on absolute secrecy.” https://www.kerrybolton.com/the-alliance-between-china-and-zionism/