Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Receives Friends of Zion Award at U.S. State Department Ceremony

Friends of Zion Founder Dr. Mike Evans presented U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with the Friends of Zion Award for his support of Israel and the Jewish people in his State Department office Tuesday. (U.S. State Department)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today received the Friends of Zion Award in a ceremony at the U.S. State Department. The award was commissioned by the late Shimon Peres, the ninth president of the state of Israel and former chair of Friends of Zion.

The Friends of Zion Award honors world leaders who have exceptionally served above and beyond the call of duty to support Israel and the Jewish people. Past recipients include President George W. Bush, President Donald Trump and eight other heads of state, such as Prince Albert II of Monaco and President Rosen Plevneliev of Bulgaria.

“The year of Israel’s 70th anniversary, you became America’s 70th secretary of state,” Friends of Zion Founder Dr. Mike Evans said as he made the presentation. “Israel has never had a greater friend leading the State Department than Mike Pompeo, due in large part to the foundational principles by which you live and your great faith.”

Evans noted that more than seven decades ago Pompeo’s predecessor, then-Secretary of State George C. Marshall, opposed the recognition of Israel, wanting only to secede Palestine to a U.N. trusteeship. On May 12, 1948, Marshall openly clashed with President Truman at the White House over the issue, manner and timing of U.S. recognition. During that meeting, Marshall even threatened to resign his Cabinet position.

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SOURCE: Charisma News