Pompeo in Israël for 3-day tour, to make unprecedented visit to occupied Golan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was Thursday set to make the first visit by an American top diplomat to the Israel-occupied Golan Heights after an expected stop in a West Bank Jewish settlement, infuriating Palestinians. Last year, Trump's administration made the controversial decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty in the Golan - a move Pompeo on Thursday called "historically important and simply a recognition of the reality".