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Pompeo: Israel is not an apartheid country

CM 10/10/2021


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Israel is not an apartheid country and it does not occupy the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday during a special visit to the Psagot winery in the West Bank.
“This is the rightful homeland for the people of Israel here in Judea and Samaria,” Pompeo said.  
“We recognized that this is not an occupied nation, this is not an apartheid country. It is a democracy where faiths can be practiced from all of the Abrahamic traditions,” Pompeo said.
Here on at the hilltop winery outside of Jerusalem just eleven months earlier Pompeo had announced a historic change in US policy, that allowed for Israeli products produced in the West Bank to be labeled made in Israel. 
He was the first Secretary of State and the most high-level US official to visit an Israeli-held entity in the West Bank, in this case, the Sha’ar Binyamin Industrial Zone where the winery is located.

 Mike Pompeo speaks at the Psagot Winery (credit: TOVAH LAZAROFF) Mike Pompeo speaks at the Psagot Winery (credit: TOVAH LAZAROFF)

It followed an announcement Pompeo had already made in Washington. He said that the Trump administration recognized  Israel’s historic, religious and legal rights to the West Bank and believed that Israeli settlements were not inconsistent with International law.
Pompeo was most associated with those policy changes which have been loosely referred to as the Pompeo doctrine.
He recalled for the festive gathering that included former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and settler leaders, the dramatic policy changes the former Trump administration had with respect to Israel. 
It was obvious early on that the Trump administration “was going to break some glass,” Pompeo said.
This included recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the relocation of the embassy there and its recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights.
Pompeo’s whose support of Israel is deeply connected to his Christian faith said that he had already studied about Israel’s battles for the Golan Heights in 1967 and 1973 when he was a student at the American military academy of West Point. 
Before he entered politics and was a businessman in Kansas he traveled to the Golan Heights with his family, so they could stand on those battlegrounds.
But he felt that perhaps the statement that “Israel was not an occupier in Judea and Samaria” was perhaps his most important statement as secretary of state.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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