Mike Pompeo breaks travel hiatus for hours-long visit to Israel

Posted by on May 13, 2020 1:15 am
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US secretary of state to discuss Israeli plans to annex swathes of the Palestinian territories

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has arrived in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic to discuss US-backed plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian territories.

The single-stop visit – Pompeo’s first in nearly two months – will last just a few hours, with a small US team afforded exemptions from strict Israeli coronavirus restrictions that require any arrivals to self-isolate for two weeks.

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