Skip to comments.Gingrich defends comments on Palestinians
Posted on 12/10/2011 8:04:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he is being factually accurate when he calls the Palestinians an "invented" people and says they are the creation of anti-Israel propaganda.
Gingrich's chief rival for the presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, says the former House speaker has made a mistake in the description and has made it more difficult for Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate toward peace.
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Should’ve known Milt would back the United Nations and Mr. Obama.
Romney’s comment is unsurprising, but still disappointing. If he thought it would help him get traction with Conservatives, he’s wrong.
Things that are true need to be stated clearly even if they are not politically correct.
Not a fan of the Newt, but i do respect him standing by what he said. Maybe this is the a positive step toward drowning the Politically Correct agenda that has really gotten out of hand.
The “Palestinians” DO NOT WANT PEACE WITH ISRAEL! They want the total destruction of Israel! Get that through your thick skull Romney!
Newt Gingrich is right in his statement about them being an ‘invented’ people. There is no such thing as a Palestinian people; the people that call themselves Palestinians are, for all intents and purposes, in language, genetics and culture, ARABS.
Yasser Arafat was not a Palestinian, he was an Egyptian.
Romney’s point was that we shouldn’t throw fuel on an already raging fire by claiming the Palis are invented, but as Newt said, Israelis are getting lobbed with Kassam rockets daily, so how could you possibly make their lives any worse by telling the truth about the lie that is the Palestinian people?
In the last paragraph of the article, Newt says a candidate needs to stand up and call the Palestinian leaders “terrorists.”
Bully for Newt!
Gingrich is right. The Palestinians were taught by the Nazis during WW2 on terror tactics, kicked out of Jordan, and nearly every single country they have been in.
Many decades ago, the term "Palestinian" was being applied to Jews, even.
On the other hand, things are what they are and there's little point to oppose the creation of yet another Arab state called Palestine if it can be made non-terrorist. (Did I say IF?)
It’s has always failed there. I just wish one of them, any one of them said they would no longer be sending taxpayer dollars to the “invented people”. It’ insane to continue. Also cut of their migration to the US as well. Something Zero and GW set aside money to do.
I agree with your thoughts but I believe the raghead rat bastards prefer goats, both as lovers as well as food.
Yes, the Russians were very instrumental in making Arafat and the PLO as the voice of the Palestinians.
Gingrich always rubs me the wrong way. That aside, he called this one correctly- whether it needed to be said is up for grabs.
This debate will finish Romney!
What a complete coward.....no leader!
Maybe Newt will help ignite the demise of political correctness.
Now, if he only came out as forcefully against global warming, and called it a hoax constructed by a mentally unstable Al Gore!!
Newt was just quoting this guy:
“PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said this in 1977: 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.
The Palestinian nation was invented as a tool of the jihad against Israel. Instead of tiny Israel surrounded by huge and hostile Arab states, the picture suddenly changed to the powerful Israeli war machine victimizing an even tinier people.”
Thank you for the link. I’ll read it.
I was thrilled by Newt standing up for the people of Israel in his Reaganesque truth telling about the murderous Palestinians in the debate tonight.
Like the bombastic Churchill who was dismissed until the crisis of war propelled him to national leadership, I can’t help but think that Newt is going to surprise us with providing exactly what we need to get us back into shape.
After watching him dominate in the debate again, I am proud to be a Newtonian.
Nobody ever thanked me for posting a link before - and I support Newt - so this is a good night for me!