Pompeo: Israel is not an apartheid country

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Pompeo: Israel is not an apartheid country
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Israel 'a democracy where faiths can be practiced' during a visit to the Psagot winery.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
OCTOBER 10, 2021

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 on 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.

The former top US diplomat stood on the hilltop winery outside of Jerusalem, where, just 11 months earlier, he announced a historic change in US policy that allowed for settler products produced in the West Bank to be labeled “Made in Israel.” He was the first US 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.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/pompeo-israel-is-not-an-apartheid-country-681580
 
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