Times of Israel: Is Pompeo’s Middle East trip diplomacy or a show for US voters?

August 25, 2020

By Francesco Fontemaggi

Halie Soifer, director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, called it “unprecedented and highly unethical” for Pompeo to address the Republican fest while on a diplomatic mission.

With Pompeo’s trip, she said, “Trump is once again using Israel to score political points.”

She pointed to Trump’s statement last week that he had controversially moved the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem only to impress conservative American Christians, a core group of his support base.

“We moved the capital of Israel to Jerusalem. That’s for the evangelicals,” Trump said.