Mike Pompeo arrives in Israel on first stop of Middle East tour
25 August 2020 | 11:00 am
The US Secretary of State's arrival follows the Trump administration's announcement of an ambitious Arab-Israeli peace plan. He will also visit several Gulf Arab states and Sudan this week.
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