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Mike Pompeo makes unprecedented visit to Israeli settlement

Posted on AllSides November 19th, 2020
From The Left
foreign policy, State Department, Mike Pompeo, Israeli settlement

Israel’s military occupation has received a symbolic US stamp of approval after Mike Pompeo toured an archaeological dig run by a far-right settler group and visited a settlement that farms grapes on land Palestinians say was stolen from them.

The trips on Wednesday and Thursday marked the first time a US secretary of state had officially visited settlements, a deeply provocative move that previous American administrations went to lengths to avoid.

Pompeo, who has been tipped to pursue a presidential bid in four years and whose base includes fervently pro-Israel...

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