Pompeo visits Israel museum accepting Christian Zionists

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, arrives for a tour of the Friends of Zion Museum, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Also, he declared a new policy permitting settlement products exported into the U.S. to be labeled”made in Israel” and also a brand new initiative to fight the Palestinian-led global boycott movement.

Christian Zionism is a belief by some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land along with the institution of the nation of Israel in 1948 have been according to biblical prophecy.

Evangelical Christians are one of President Donald Trump’s most faithful supporters and also have hailed his unprecedented support for Israel. They’d also be a significant constituency if Pompeo pursues elected office after Trump’s presidency.

Pompeo didn’t deliver any public opinions in the ministry and left-handed Israel midday.

The Trump government has broken with years of U.S. policy to encourage Israel’s claims to land seized in warfare and also to isolate and weaken the Palestinians.

It transferred the U.S. Embassy to contested Jerusalem, embraced the position that settlements aren’t against international law, recognized Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights — that Pompeo also visited Thursday — and published a Mideast strategy that overwhelmingly preferred Israel and has been rejected from the Palestinians. Additionally, it has embraced a”maximum pressure” effort against Israel’s archenemy Iran while brokering normalization agreements with Arab states.

The moves Pompeo declared Thursday are mostly symbolic and may be readily reversed by President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming government. Nevertheless, it was a strong show of support for Israel and its Christian allies.

Israel seized the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the 1967 war, lands the Palestinians need for their future state. The Palestinians see the settlements as a breach of global law and a significant barrier to peace, a situation shared by the majority of the worldwide community.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in precisely the same war and later annexed it. This past year, the U.S. became the first nation to recognize it as a member of Israel, a position Pompeo reaffirmed during his trip to the strategic plateau Thursday.

Biden is compared to settlement construction, and it has pledged to embrace a more evenhanded approach aimed at restoring peace discussions between Israel and the Palestinians.