US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Monday, as the top American diplomat embarked on the first leg of a Mideast tour to press the momentum of the Trump administration’s push for normalizing ties between the Zionist entity and some Arab states.
Pompeo and Netanyahu discussed the recently announced agreement between ‘Israel’ and the United Arab Emirates, brokered by Washington, to establish diplomatic ties.
Pompeo is also set to meet Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi on Monday, Israeli media reported.
He is then to visit Sudan, Bahrain and the UAE.
Netanyahu said late Sunday that he was confident other countries would soon follow the UAE’s lead and make peace with Israel.
Source: Israeli media