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The wine that Pompeo drinks “is diluted with the blood of Palestinians”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily 


Headline: “Pompeo’s Tea [Party] and wine in the colony Psagot!” 

“‘The only path to redemption in the world is to follow in the footsteps of the messiah [Jesus]’ – this is what American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who intends to participate in a ceremony in the colony Psagot in the coming days, announced. 

[We do not] know which messiah Pompeo is referring to... We think that he is talking about a false messiah who is in love with oppression, wars, fraud, and falsehoods, and not about the messiah [who is the] messenger of love, justice, and peace for humanity… 

Pompeo is an extremist Zionist fundamentalist who is using religion like every fundamentalist extremist in the world, who has no connection to the Christian believers. Therefore it is no wonder that he said that ‘The Christian West is in a state of war with the Islamic East’ – and this is exactly what those who are responsible for the settler colonialist Zionist organization’s activity and plans always want to hear; they are interested in fanning a conflict like this so that behind its smokescreen, flames, and tragedies, they will continue with the occupation and will expand the settler colonialist attack… 

Let Pompeo drink as much wine as he wants, but he should know in advance that the wine in the glass that he will raise, which bears his name and is produced in a colony of terrorists (refers to a special edition wine produced by the Psagot Winery named after Pompeo –Ed.), is diluted with the blood of people – the Palestinians – and diluted with the blood of the true messiah, and not the fake one in whose footsteps he is calling to follow.” 


Psagot - Psagot is an Israeli town in the West Bank north of Jerusalem and near Ramallah. It was established in 1981

The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment.