Pompeo to AIPAC: Anti-Zionism is Antisemitism – American Politics
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embraced Israel in a speech at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington DC on Tuesday.
“Israel should be admired, not attacked, embraced, not vilified,” Pomeo stated at the annual gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “I’m proud to lead American diplomacy to support Israel’s right to defend itself, stand with the Jewish people, and champion the perennial cause of religious liberty,” he said.
Last year, US President Donald Trump defended Israel’s right to both eastern and western Jerusalem, moving the US embassy to the capital.
“The rise of antisemitism & anti-Zionism strikes at the very foundation of freedom,” Pompeo added. “The Trump Administration opposes it unequivocally and will fight it relentlessly, from the fever swamp of the UN Human Rights Council to the world’s number one proponent of antisemitism: Iran,” the Secretary of State declared.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to speak at the conference but returned to Israel early Tuesday morning due to the rocket attack crisis.
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