Pompeo stands with Jerusalem at Queens gala


Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recounted the Trump administration’s “greatest hits” in relation to Israel and told the annual Yom Yerushalayim Dinner of American Friends of Ateret Cohanim at Terrace on the Park in Queens last Wednesday night, “We came to understand the world as it truly was.”

“We were fearless in challenging anyone who challenged the central underpinnings of Zionism,” he said. “We came to understand this place — and I as an evangelical Christian came to know this place — as the rightful homeland of the Jewish people for 3,000 years. … The Jewish people are the rightful heirs to every inch of this land.”

Referring to Jerusalem, where Ateret Cohanim works to facilitate through legal purchases the reclamation of Jewish property, he said, “It is right that we insure that this place remain undivided.”

“You all know the greatest hits.” Pompeo said: Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli’s capital and of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights; allowing those born in Israel’s capital to have “Jerusalem, Israel” recorded on their US passports; being the first secretary of state to visit Judea and Samaria; eliminating terrorist Qasem Soleimani; and tackling the still unresolved threat of a nuclear-weaponized Iran.