US Secretary of State Pompeo visits the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem.
Secretary Pompeo laid a wreath in memory of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II and signed the guest book.
Secretary Pompeo also visited the US Embassy in Jerusalem signing the guest book there.
Since taking office, President Donald Trump has upended U.S. policy and adopted a series of steps welcomed by Israel, most notably by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv.
The step prompted the Palestinians to sever ties with the White House.
President Trump also has cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians and closed the Palestinians' de facto embassy in Washington.
Secretary Pompeo on Thursday pledged continued support for Israel.
His comments came after Rivlin expressed concern over recent tension between Israel and Palestine, including cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group. Israel’s President explained the difficulties Israel faces in the region.
Secretary Pompeo, who's on a Mideast tour, arrived in Israel on Wednesday, where he is spending two days before heading to Lebanon.