Speaking of the controversial defense pact, Netanyahu told reporters of the Wednesday discussion: "The meeting with Pompeo was critical for Israeli security," and added, "We agreed to promote a defense pact."
However, such a controversial pact wold have a long way to go in the domestic politics of both nations, considering it would commit the United States to war to defend Israel. This also at a time when Israel has frequently attacked what it deems 'Iranian targets' inside Syria and Iraq in what both countries have condemned as acts of brazen aggression.
Senator Lindsey Graham has been its biggest and most outspoken Congressional supporter, telling a pro-Israel conference last month, "My hope is that we can draft a mutual defense agreement that is consistent with Israel's ability to defend herself, consistent with the United States' strategic interest – which is to make sure that our No. 1 ally in the region doesn't go by the wayside."