Hainan Airlines are expected to launch direct flights from Shanghai to Tel Aviv in late 2017. Hainan, who just last year launched flights from Beijing to Tel Aviv three times a week, later increasing this frequency to four times a week, are a five-star airline. The launch of the new Shanghai to Tel Aviv route comes after growing demand for flights to Israel from Chinese tourists and growing bilateral business relations. The exact details are still to be confirmed, however, Hainan are expected to launch four flights a week from Shanghai to Tel Aviv, beginning on June 1, 2017.
Not sure if this is the right thread but I'm flying to TLV from EWR (May 10th) for lag beomer and just noticed that the outbound flight has the new Polaris product!