“The US is pushing to counter China’s growing influence in the Middle East by finding bidder’s for Israel’s largest port in the city of Haifa, outlet Bloomberg reported Tuesday.”
“Countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey are also sniffing around the asset, worth around $586 million.”
“China already operates a port in Haifa, which reportedly prompted Washington to get involved in the matter.”
“US firms didn’t bid on a previous Haifa project that was eventually won by state-run Shanghai International Port Group Co. in 2015.”
“But this time around, Israel is making a “special effort” to involve the Americans”.