Netanyahu to meet Pompeo in Lisbon

The US State Department said on Tuesday Pompeo, who is accompanying President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) summit in London, will be in Lisbon on Wednesday and Thursday.

Pompeo will meet with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva, a statement said, without stating which day Netanyahu and Pompeo will meet.

The hastily arranged talks with the top diplomat of Israel’s closest ally could be aimed at giving Netanyahu a political boost at home.

Israeli politics are in disarray after inconclusive elections in April and September and the failure of Netanyahu and his main challenger, Benny Gantz, to secure a ruling majority in the legislature.

Netanyahu also faces a corruption indictment, charges that he denies.

Read the article in The Courier (AAP).