Mike Pompeo Suggests Trump May Have Been Sent By “God” To Save Israel
During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was posed a question on whether he believed President Donald Trump was “raised” to “help save the Jewish people,” to which he responded, “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.”
The secretary then appeared to double down his assertion that the president may be receiving divine intervention adding that he is “confident that the Lord is at work here,” citing the “remarkable history of the faith in this place and the work that our administration’s done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state, remains.”
Pompeo’s remarks came shortly after Trump announced on Twitter that the United States would recognize Israel sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
Pompeo was in Juralselum last week as part of a larger diplomatic tour, during his visit he also accompanied Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Western Wall. Netanyahu, who is up for re-election next month and is currently under investigation for corruption charges, praised Trump’s sudden decision. “President Trump has just made history, I called him, I thanked him on behalf of the Israeli people. He did it again,” the prime minister said.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu told President Donald Trump that he had ‘made history’ in saying it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights https://t.co/nO7TLY9nFS pic.twitter.com/2N0bpi43d1
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 22, 2019
Both the European Union and Syria were quick to reject the president’s decision to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Isreal. The E.U. issued a joint statement clarifying that “the European Union, in line with international law, does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967, including the Golan Heights and does not consider them to be part of Israel’s territory,” an E.U. spokesperson said.
Syria called Trump’s decision “irresponsible” adding that Syria is more intent than ever to reclaim the territory “using every possible means.”