“Pompeo speaking from Jerusalem breaks multiple traditions and norms,” a former senior diplomat in the Obama administration argued.
The plan has spurred criticism that he is using his government office for political gain.
Netanyahu had reportedly been working with the State Department “for a number of months” on the shift in policy.
Pompeo’s a Dylan fan - but maybe not the kind who listens carefully to the lyrics.
“In my view, to use the State Department to promote religion is unconstitutional,” said one expert. Another says it’s no big deal.
“We should all remember that we are imperfect servants serving a perfect God who constantly forgives us each and every day,” Pompeo said.
It wasn’t a Purim joke, though it may have sounded like one.
“The decision by the president on Syria in no way changes anything that this administration is working on alongside Israel,” Pompeo said.
“The U.S., Israel and Honduras are uniting as strategic allies, committed to the development and security of their peoples.”
“If Syria does not ensure the total withdrawal of Iranian troops it will not receive one single dollar for reconstruction,” Pompeo said.