Dan Shapiro writes in Haaretz: “What Pompeo’s High-speed Mid-pandemic Trip to Israel Is Really About”
“His own State Department remains on lockdown, with most employees working from their homes. The entire world is subject to a Level 4 ‘Do Not Travel’ warning. White House officials who have attended West Wing meetings with him have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days.
“Yet with all that, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will touch down in Israel for a brief visit on Wednesday, where he will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Speaker of Knesset Benny Gantz just before they swear in the new Israeli government. Many Israelis are asking: Why?…”