Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Israel over the weekend and was hailed by locals for fulfilling the biblical injunction to bless the Jewish nation by standing firmly in support of its return to the Promised Land.
During a visit to the Psagot Winery in the Jewish settlement of Psagot in Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”) Pompeo reaffirmed his position that Israel is “not an occupier or an apartheid nation.”
A staunch Bible-believing Christian, Pompeo went on to express personal pride in being part of the first US government to officially recognize the Jewish “settlements in Judea and Samaria as an integral part of the State of Israel.” He stressed that it was important for him personally to be a “truth-teller,” and not just a politician in his role as Secretary of State.
Pompeo’s boss at the time, former President Donald Trump, came under harsh criticism for altering US foreign policy to no longer view Jewish settlements as illegitimate or an act of “occupation.”
But Pompeo on Sunday indicated that his actions were ultimately in service to a much bigger Boss. “I pray that in accordance with our shared faith, God will continue to be with you,” he told the Jewish settlers.
In response to Pompeo’s statement, Israel Gantz, head of the Binyamin Regional Council where Psagot is located, thanked the American for his “practical expression of God’s will and for helping us to deepen our roots here. Your statement, Mike, gives us strength to continue flourishing here in the Holy Land.”
Pompeo was accompanied on Sunday by his close personal friend, former Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who told the gathering in Psagot: “Israel has no better ally than the United States. And in the United States we have no better ally than Mike Pompeo. When walking here in the hills and throughout Judea and Samaria, one finds Jewish history at every step. The State of Israel is a hope for the nations and with the help of the United States and with the help of God we will continue to show Israel’s strength in the world.”
More than most Israeli politicians, Netanyahu was demonstrated a firm grasp of not only why Christians like Pompeo love and support Israel, but just how deep and unbreakable that affinity is.
Also in attendance was the Chief Rabbi of Safed (Tsfat), Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, who took the opportunity to bless Pompeo (see below video).
Religious broadcaster Arutz 7 later spoke to some of the Jewish settler leaders who were at the gathering. Most expressed a desire to see Pompeo and the Republicans return to power in Washington and continue to implement a policy leading to full Jewish sovereignty over the biblical heartland.