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(UPI) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up his two-day trip to Israel on Thursday with a historic visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Pompeo’s Western Wall visit marked the first time a U.S. secretary of state visited Jerusalem’s contested Old City accompanied by a senior Israeli official, the Times of Israel said.
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Pompeo appeared at the wall with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and Western Wall Heritage Foundation director Mordechai Eliav.
On Thursday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Pompeo that he was a “great friend of Israel and we value your strong support very much.”
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Their meeting touched on Israel’s northern border, an increase of Iranian forces in Syria and Lebanon and Iranian support for Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
“These are not just words, this is what we do on a daily basis for the benefit of us both,” Pompeo told Rivlin. “The United States has a moral and political obligation to prevent hostile forces eroding regional stability,...
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