In “Significant First” Mike Pompeo Visits Jerusalem’s Western Wall Accompanied by Prime Minister Netanyahu

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was joined Thursday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a visit of the Western Wall, the first time that Washington’s top diplomat has visited Jerusalem’s contested Old City accompanied by a senior Israeli official. (Image: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on March 21, 2019, during the second day of Pompeo’s visit as part of his five-day regional tour of the Middle East/Kobi Gideon/GPO/via Times of Israel)The visit could be seen as tacit American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the contested Jewish holy site and a shift in US policy. The two men were also accompanied by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman

Source: In “Significant First” Mike Pompeo Visits Jerusalem’s Western Wall Accompanied by Prime Minister Netanyahu

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