Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader National Security by Carol Morello by Carol Morello Email the author April 29 at 8:35 AM Email the author TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday as a “true friend of Israel,” and both men affirmed that the U.S.-Israeli relationship has never been stronger. Pompeo noted that he has yet to visit his office at the State Department since being sworn in Thursday. Pompeo expressed pride in the administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv, a decision that prompted a lopsided vote of condemnation at the United Nations and spurred a handful of nations to move their own embassies to Jerusalem. “By recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and seat of its government, we are recognizing reality,” he said. [Inside the Trump administration debate over declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital] Both Pompeo and Netanyahu used their meeting to… Read full this story
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