Trump Asked Netanyahu to Curb Ties With China, Eject It From Haifa Port
It's a key port for the US 6th Fleet that has been leased to Shanghai-based investors
President Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the White House on March 26 that if Israel doesn’t limit its ties with China, security cooperation with the U.S. could be reduced, according to Israeli officials.
Why it matters: The Trump administration and the Netanyahu government are aligned on virtually every issue, but relations with China have emerged as a main point of contention. The Trump administration has already asked the Israeli government several times to limit its ties with China, and the fact that Trump himself raised it with Netanyahu indicates the White House may be growing impatient.