U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israel’s prime minister on Friday to reaffirm the countries’ close ties at a time when many in Israel fear the Trump administration intends to cut and run from the Middle East.
After their meeting, Pompeo and Ambassador David Friedman were invited into Netanyahu’s Sukkah.
“Since you’re visiting here on the holiday of Sukkot, we sit in the sukkah during the Feast of Tabernacles. We remember what it was like when we didn’t have a permanent home,” said Netanyahu.
“We sit here to have our family meals and visitors sit here in the Sukkah.”
“When you put the [schach] on the top, it is supposed to be porous enough so that you can see the stars. One problem is what do you do when it rains? The answer is you go in.”
“This is a typical Sukkah, and my kids used to draw drawings for it.”