Pompeo: Trump may have been sent from G-d to help Israel

US Sec. of State Mike Pompeo ‘certainly believes’ Pres. Trump may have been sent by G-d to ‘help save the Jewish people’ from Iran.

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA ,

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested that President Donald Trump may have been sent by God to protect Israel.

Asked in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network whether he thought “President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace” — a reference to the story behind the Purim holiday, and to the present-day relationship between Iran and Israel — Pompeo said: “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible.”

He added that with “the work that our administration’s done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state, remains,” that he is “confident that the L-rd is at work here.”

Pompeo was in Jerusalem, where he accompanied Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to the Western Wall.

The secretary also said that the Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Authority doesn’t sacrifice “core principles” of any religion.

“I’ve seen the details of the plan as it stands now,” Pompeo said. Asked if it includes dividing Jerusalem, he said it “doesn’t sacrifice any of these core principles, frankly, of any of the faiths.”

The plan is expected to be unveiled after Israel's April 9 elections.