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Palestinians attack Gingrich comment on 'invented' people (Terrorists can't handle the truth...)
CNN ^ | 12/10/11 | CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 12/10/2011 10:43:40 AM PST by jimbo123

Senior Palestinian leaders on Saturday strongly criticized comments by Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich that the Palestinians are an "invented" people, calling the comments ignorant and racist.

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said the Gingrich remark was "the most racist statement I've ever seen." Erakat, who has negotiated in talks with Israel and the United States, said the remarks show "how really despicable things can get" in American politics.

"Such thinking should be an alarm and concern for the world," Erakat said.

Gingrich made the comments in an interview that aired Friday with The Jewish Channel, a U.S. cable channel.

"I believe that the Jewish people have the right to have a state," Gingrich said in the interview. "Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we've had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, who are historically part of the Arab community."

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: invention; israel; newtgingrich

1 posted on 12/10/2011 10:43:46 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Show me the DNA data.


2 posted on 12/10/2011 10:45:02 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123

Newt needs to hire these “senior Palestinian leaders” to do his campaign ads. This alone is going to get him a huge jump in the polls. IMHO.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 10:46:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: jimbo123
I guess that makes Zuheir Mohsen of the PLO "ignorant and racist" too, eh?
The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism.

For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.

From interview with Dutch newspaper Truow in 1977

4 posted on 12/10/2011 10:48:40 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: jimbo123
"the most racist statement I've ever seen."

Oh my goodness, gracious!

GO GINGRICH!

5 posted on 12/10/2011 10:49:23 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: jimbo123

Wasn’t Nobel Peace Prize winner/Murdering Palestinian terrorist, Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini, aka Yasser Arafat, born in Cairo, Egypt?


6 posted on 12/10/2011 10:53:07 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Paladin2
Virtually ALL Arabs forget the 11th century. That's where they lost their independence and identity and began to be absorbed into a TURKISH EMPIRE that styled itself the Islamic Caliphate.

Eventually they became nothing more than tax slaves to that empire ~ which impoverished them, destroyed their higher culture, and left them in an unenviable degenerate state.

They were finally liberated by The West in WWI (and to some degree before that in earlier French and British forays into the region). President Truman laid down the law to both the French and British that they had to get out of the Middle East.

He even reversed the earlier Roman destruction of the autonomous state of Israel ~

All things were replaced where they had been.

There's an old saying ~ beggars can't be choosers. It appears to not have a counterpart in Arabic ~ but it's still true. Google Translate says that it could be: يمكن أن المتسولين لا يكون اخيار

7 posted on 12/10/2011 10:54:00 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The same Yasser Arafat who died from AIDS?


8 posted on 12/10/2011 10:54:29 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Heh heh heh.


9 posted on 12/10/2011 10:56:43 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: jimbo123

Gingrich struck a nerve. I guess the rag-tag squatter settlement of terrorist jordanians and egyptians on Israal’s borders for the purpose of squeezing the jews out of existence does’t like to be called what it is.


10 posted on 12/10/2011 10:57:44 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: jimbo123

11 posted on 12/10/2011 10:57:51 AM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: jimbo123
Whether Newt is right or not, whether "the palestinians" are a made-up people or not, they still need a place to live.

May I recommend Hell?

12 posted on 12/10/2011 10:58:30 AM PST by null and void (Day 1054 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes arent made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: onyx

So Palistinian is a RACE now? Why not call Gingerich a homophobe too, just for good measure?


13 posted on 12/10/2011 10:59:15 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jimbo123

Seems muslims have learned well from socialist, marxist liberals...The race card is always trump.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 11:06:44 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: jdsteel

Well, that will come in short order, I’m sure. After all, he converted to Catholicism; so, he must of done that because he hates gays. Why else?


15 posted on 12/10/2011 11:07:30 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: jimbo123
The more UNPOPULAR Gingrich becomes with the terrorists,
the MORE POPULAR he becomes with the citizens of the U.S.
16 posted on 12/10/2011 11:08:04 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Olog-hai; Jim Robinson

“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism. ....”

Exactly. bttt

If something is a “TRUTH” of history, and it’s EASILY proven who “invented” it, not only was Gingrich’s remark not stupid, it indicates to the electorate that the jig is up and that the way he would handle the Israeli/Palestinian “question” would be just the opposite of the phony dog and pony show that’s been going on over there since Arafat.

He made a political calculation by saying it -—(just like he did when he said he’s make John Bolton his Secretary of State http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/07/gingrich-ill-make-john-bolton-secretary-of-state-update-newt-up-big-in-ia-sc-fl-in-new-cnn-polls/ which is another indication of how he would “handle” the Middleast)-—, and is prepared to defend it, you can be sure. I would LOVE to see him put the establishment ‘s candidate (Romney) on the spot and make him deny that, along with the “truth” about who and what Obama is all about, which the establishment FEARS TO TOUCH with a 10-foot pole.

“Donald Trump is providing a blueprint here: The way to beat Barack Obama in 2012 is to just go at him.” -Rush Limbaugh - Thursday, April 7, 2011

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“I’ll tell you this. Whoever in this field takes it to Obama the straightest and the hardest and the most direct, is who’s gonna win. They’re gonna have to take it to Obama. This isn’t a ‘pussy-foot around’ type of election. This is not, ‘Oh, we’ve got to worry about what they’re gonna say about us, we’ve got to worry about PR, about charges of racism.’ Somebody’s got to be willing to take it to Obama. It’s going to be about him and four more years of this stuff and we’ll see if there’s anybody in this field willing to do that.” ~ Rush Limbaugh - March 25th, 2011

66 posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:06:44 PM by Matchett-PI http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2707327/posts?page=66#66

I have a feeling that Newt will say another so-called “stupid” thing, like: “Obama is a Communist”

GO NEWT! Let the chips fall where they may.


17 posted on 12/10/2011 11:09:40 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: null and void

What if we end up in Hell?


18 posted on 12/10/2011 11:18:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Perry Christmas & Happy Newt Year!)
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To: PoloSec

Seems muslims have learned well from socialist, marxist liberals
Plenty of Islamic terrorists are/were self-avowed "Muslim socialists", most notably Arafat, Saddam (actually all Ba'athists including Assad), Gaddafi, and Khomeini of course . . . not to mention that much terrorism came from the Marxist left originally (the Bolsheviks, the IRA, ad nauseam).
19 posted on 12/10/2011 11:36:23 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Don’t worry about it, they will be on a lower ring.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 11:47:06 AM PST by null and void (Day 1054 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes arent made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: jimbo123

The Refugees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_3A6_qSBBQ&feature=player_embedded


21 posted on 12/10/2011 11:50:55 AM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: jimbo123
Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said the Gingrich remark was "the most racist statement I've ever seen."

Can someone please show me which part of Newt's statement referred to the Arabs who call themselves "Palestinians" by their skin color, or other physical attributes? I love how these Mooselimb savages can redefine "racist" as having nothing to do with race, and CNN drools along.

22 posted on 12/10/2011 11:56:01 AM PST by montag813
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To: jdsteel

LOL.

They might as well call themselves a “race” because they’re sure not a “people”.


23 posted on 12/10/2011 11:57:30 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: jimbo123
But Gingrich press secretary R.C. Hammond said Saturday that the candidate backs "a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, which will necessarily include agreement between Israel and the Palestinians over the borders of a Palestinian state."

How can there be a Palestinian state is there is no such thing as a Palestinian?

24 posted on 12/10/2011 12:05:14 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: jimbo123

How can “Palestines” get miffed when they don’t exist?


25 posted on 12/10/2011 12:44:30 PM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: null and void
Whether Newt is right or not, whether "the palestinians" are a made-up people or not, they still need a place to live.
May I recommend Hell?

Besides their future home, Hell, they had a home in Jordan. Until Jordan felt threatened and kicked them and Arafat out. It's in Jordan's best interest to help Israel survive. Jordan has the friendlier "palestinians" (a political entity, not a race).

26 posted on 12/10/2011 1:05:33 PM PST by roadcat
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To: muawiyah
Eventually they became nothing more than tax slaves to that empire ~ which impoverished them, destroyed their higher culture, and left them in an unenviable degenerate state.

They seem to prefer a degenerate state, especially if they can destroy the Jews.

27 posted on 12/10/2011 1:21:35 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: jimbo123

He’s correct again ... they are “invented.” What’s the “hoopla” all about? A man states a fact and CNN can’t handle it?


28 posted on 12/10/2011 1:35:09 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: jimbo123
Not only is Newt Gingrich spot on with his comments regarding the fallacy of a 'Palestinian people' the fact that the Palestinian 'negotiator' went ballistic over it makes Newt's case as he speaks the truth and the whole house of cards that is built on the 'Palestinian' fabrication begins to quiver. This kind of honesty by Gingrich is going to increase his poll numbers exponentially but the left is going to come at him with a vengeance, of course. However, I believe Newt can handle it.

If the American people favor Gingrich's stand here (demonstrated by rising approval numbers in the polls) he is going to capture the Republican presidential nomination and defeat the corrupt, America-hating Obama. If Americans buy the PC bilge and reject Gingrich's speaking the truth about the fabricated 'Palestinian question', we're screwed and RINO Romney will probably be victorious and either lose to Obama or defeat him and give us more of the same, only watered down. We'll soon find out.

29 posted on 12/10/2011 1:59:49 PM PST by Jim Scott
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Thanks jimbo123.
30 posted on 12/10/2011 3:08:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: muawiyah
Mehmet Ali, the de facto independent governor of Egypt in the early 19th century, might have overthrown the Ottomans if the western powers had not intervened on the sultan's behalf. Who knows how later Middle Eastern history would have played out if that had been allowed to happen.

Before WWI, Egypt was no longer under Turkish control (rather under British), Libya was under Italy, Tunisia and Algeria were under France, and Morocco was divided between France and Spain. Much of the Arabian peninsula was not under effective Ottoman control.

Mehmet Ali, whose family ruled Egypt until 1952, was of Albanian descent.

31 posted on 12/10/2011 5:46:12 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

North Africa achieved independence later than Mesopotamia and the Arabian peninsula due to the involvement of the French and British.


32 posted on 12/10/2011 6:21:49 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Yes, but the Turks still ruled Iraq, Syria, and Palestine until the First World War, whereas they lost control of the other areas sooner. Libya became independent only in 1951 despite Italy having been one of the Axis powers (they gave up the Dodecanese sooner, in 1947). Even after the French let Tunisia and Morocco go, they tried to hold on to Algeria--Algeria did not become independent until 1962.

Truman's quick recognition of Israel was helpful, but he didn't create the state--it came into being through the efforts of its citizens.

33 posted on 12/10/2011 7:39:06 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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34 posted on 12/12/2011 4:55:49 AM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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