Secretary Pompeo Lands in Israel; PM Netanyahu Hosts Trilateral Meeting: Israel-USA-Bahrain

The pro-Jewish Trump administration is again making history. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will become the first high ranking American diplomat to visit a Jewish community in Judea and Samaria. For decades Israeli Jews living in Judea and Samaria were subjected to abuse, libels, and bigotry in international forums such as the UN. In addition, the Obama Administration was vicious in condemning Jews who chose to live in their ancestral homeland. This visit by Secretary Pompeo will go a long way in further legitimizing Jewish rights in Judea and Samaria. Gd bless President Donald Trump and Secretary Mike Pompeo.

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Pompeo lands in Israel; set to make unprecedented visit to West Bank settlement

US secretary of state to meet with Netanyahu and Bahrain’s top diplomat, who is on his first trip to Israel; expected to tour Psagot settlement winery, which named a wine for him

By Times of Israel, November 18, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel on Wednesday for a trip that is expected to include a tour of a West Bank winery, the first time a top American diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement.

Pompeo — who has backed US President Donald Trump in refusing to concede defeat to President-elect Joe Biden — is on a Europe and Middle East tour that has so far taken him to France, Turkey and Georgia.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has congratulated Biden, who has known the Israeli leader for many years, and on Tuesday referred to him as “president-elect.”

Pompeo flew to Israel on the same day as the foreign minister of Bahrain, one of three Arab states that have agreed under US-brokered pacts to normalize relations with the Jewish state. Palestinians have decried as a “betrayal” the historic deals that Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed with Israel and that have since been matched in principle by Sudan.

Pompeo was to meet Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdellatif al-Zayani at the start of his two-day visit. His settlement visit has not been confirmed.

Zayani said his own trip, the first official visit to the Jewish state by a Bahraini official, marked “a further step on our journey towards a better, more peaceful, more secure and more prosperous Middle East.”

All three countries — and several other Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE — share a strong animosity toward Shiite Muslim regional power Iran over its nuclear program, its fueling of unrest from Syria and Iraq to Lebanon and Yemen, and its seeking of the destruction of Israel.

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