JPost: CIA Director Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump’s candidate to replace ousted Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, is a huge opponent of the Iranian nuclear deal and someone with a very positive attitude toward Israel, according to officials in Jerusalem.

 Deputy Minister Michael Oren, a former ambassador to the US who met Pompeo when he was a congressman representing Kansas, said the presumptive secretary of state “is very positively disposed toward us.”

One of the reasons there are so many Arabists in the State Department, he said, has to do with the simple fact that there are 21 members of the Arab League, and “if you are a State Department careerist, and you speak Arabic, you can get into 21 embassies. If you speak Hebrew, you can get into one. The State Department worldview is informed by many things,” he added, and “one of them is the career tracks.” more …

Opinion: Over the next 2 months, the Trump peace plan will be rolled out and Israel will celebrate its 70th anniversary of rebirth, while Edom is sharpening its knives.

To the Arab world May 14, 2018 will be the second nakba, (catastrophe) recognized by Arabs on May 15, 1948 the day after Israel’s declared statehood.

The Arab side and progressive left claim that 700,000 Palestinians were forcibly removed from their ancestral homes in Israel. This claim is supported by the UN, who conveniently changed the definition of ancestral home from “permanent” or “habitual” to a ‘two-year occupancy’, for Arab Palestinians only:

“persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost both their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict.” (source: Joan Peters ‘From Time Immemorial’).

Enter Mike Pompeo, a Tea Party Republican and a deeply conservative evangelical Christian with particularly strong views about Islam. He is a graduate of West Point and Harvard and former Republican congressman and is widely seen as more of a nationalist than Tillerson.

‘This threat to America is from people who deeply believe that Islam is the way and the light and the only answer,‘ he said addressing a church in Kansas in 2014.

Pompeo is a strong critic of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Speaking in church on another occasion, Pompeo said: ‘America had worshiped other gods and called it multiculturalism. We’d endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.’ 

A former army captain, Pompeo said on religious television: ‘Make sure that we know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and is truly the only solution for our world”.

How fascinating that Mike Pompeo has become the 70th US chief diplomat for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).

(See more on Biblical numbers here)