Skip to comments.Gingrich Says ‘Enough Lying about the Middle East’
Posted on 12/11/2011 4:02:11 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Newt Gingrich broke though taboos against challenging Palestinian Authority double talk and re-writing history, forcing Mitt Romney to admit he is right but adding that saying so is incendiary.
Gingrich, who is leading the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, angered the Palestinian Authority with his remarks in a televised interview in which he stated that "an invented Palestinian people are in fact Arabs."
PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad told reporters in response, These are extremely trivial, demeaning and ridiculous remarks. Even the most extremist settlers of Israel wouldnt talk in such a ridiculous way. Our people have been here from the beginning, and they are determined to remain on their land until the end, Fayyad continued, without defining what he meant by the beginning.
In a Saturday night debate in Iowa, Gingrich continued to show his oratory skills and thorough knowledge about Israel. He not only did not budge an inch from his position but also went further than other significant presidential candidates, virtually all of whom adopt the two-state solution, calling for the Palestinian Authority to return to the negotiating table and declaring their "solid" support for Israel.
In the debate in Iowa, Gingrich said, "Is what I said factually true? Yes. Somebody ought to have the courage to tell the truth. These people are terrorists. It's fundamentally time for somebody to have the guts to stand up and say, 'Enough lying about the Middle East.'
"When the president keeps talking about a peace process while Hamas keeps firing missiles into Israel, if we had a country next to us firing missiles, how eager would we be to sit down and negotiate?"
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Go play golf, Barry.
Gingrich is right.
Finally someone had the balls to say it.
The so called Palestinians are the dregs of the Arabs. The trash no one else wants.Can they be a state? Only if they learn to act in a civil manner, and I see no signs of that.Like a lot of other Arabs,(Muslims) they cannot even get along with each other.
I remember reading somewhere that they are really called Philistines which comes from the Jewish word “Phili” (if I remember right) which means “invaders”. So I was asking myself why would the Jews call them invaders unless the Jews were there first? Actually I prefer their proper name of “Islamo-Nazi-fascist psychopathic blood thirsty killers” but thats another story.
The other Arab countries have had chances to help the so called Palestinians. The Pal. are a useful tool in keeping the Arab populations focused on something besides their corrupt leaders.
Guess that hasn’t worked out so well for quite a few countries this year.
Steffie quoted some Pal negotiator who said “Gingrich’s remarks will fuel terrorists for years now...”
Newt put their jaws on the floor and there was a few moments of stunned silence by replying, “How would we know the difference?”
I.e., they don’t need Newt to turn them into the terrorists they already are. Home run.
In America, we call that "Community Organizin'".
Newt just quietly slices and dices them. Stunes their beebers.
I’ve decided to vote for Newt in my state primary. While he’s done some screwy things (Powerline is running a picture of him with a boa constricter around his shoulders)he’s the only one out there who comes close to telling hard truths.
Just can’t take Romney. He’s all things to all people...which means we don’t know who he is.
"The land of Israel is really the land of Palestine."
The term "Palestine" is believed to be derived from the Philistines, an Aegean people who, in the 12th Century BC, settled along the Mediterranean coastal plain of what is now Israel and the Gaza Strip. In the second century AD, after crushing the last Jewish revolt, the Romans first applied the name Palaestina to Judea (the southern portion of what is now called the West Bank) in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel. The Arabic word Filastin is derived from Latin. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.
"The Jews have no historic claim to Israel."
Only one group of people have continuously lived in Israel for the past 3,700 years - the Jews. Jerusalem, in particular, has had a Jewish majority since the 1840s, 40 years prior to the beginnings of Zionism. Seventy-five percent of the land in east Jerusalem, which the press calls "historically Arab east Jerusalem," has been owned by Jews since 1947. The nations that inhabited the land prior to the Jews are no longer in existence, for they have been absorbed into various other peoples throughout the millennia. The Arabs of Israel only came to the land in 632AD with the Muslim invasion.
"The creation of the state of Israel in 1948 changed political and border arrangements between independent states that had existed for centuries."
The boundaries of most Middle East countries were arbitrarily fixed by the Western powers after Turkey was defeated in World War I and the French and British mandates were set up. The areas allotted to Israel under the UN Partition Plan had all been under the control of the Ottomans, who had ruled Palestine from 1517 until 1917. When Turkey was defeated in World War I, the French took over the area now known as Lebanon and Syria. The British assumed control of Palestine and Iraq. In 1926, the borders were redrawn and Lebanon was separated from Syria. Britain installed the Emir Faisal, who had been deposed by the French in Syria, as ruler of the new kingdom of Iraq. In 1922, the British created the emirate of Transjordan, which incorporated all of Palestine east of the Jordan River. This was done so that the Emir Abdullah, whose family had been defeated in tribal warfare in the Arabian peninsula, would have a kingdom to rule. None of the countries that border Israel became independent until this century. Many other Arab nations became independent after Israel.
"Israel violates the human rights of the Palestinian Arabs."
The facts are different. Israel granted full citizenship to all of the Palestinian Arabs who fell within its borders after the War of Independence. Arabic is an official language in Israel. Israel remains to this day one of the few countries in the Middle East where Arabs can legitimately vote--and it is the only one where women can vote.
"The West Bank is part of Jordan."
The West Bank was never legally part of Jordan. Under the UN's 1947 Partition Plan--which the Jews accepted and the Arabs rejected--it was to have been part of an independent Arab state in western Palestine. But the Jordanian army invaded and occupied it during the 1948 war. In 1950, Jordan annexed the West Bank. Only two governments--Great Britain and Pakistan--formally recognized the Jordanian takeover. The rest of the world, including the United States, never did. During the 1950-1967 period of its occupation, Jordan permitted terrorists to launch raids into Israel. Amman lost the West Bank after the Jordanian army entered the 1967 war.
"Jerusalem is Islam's third most holy city."
Muslims try to connect Jerusalem to Islam by using a vague passage in the Koran, the seventeenth Sura, entitled "The Night Journey." It relates that in a dream or a vision, Mohammed was carried by night "from the sacred temple to the temple that is most remote, whose precinct we have blessed, that we might show him our signs. ..." In the seventh century, some Muslims identified the two temples mentioned in this verse as being in Mecca and Jerusalem. And that's as close as Islam's connection with Jerusalem gets--myth, fantasy, wishful thinking. Meanwhile, Jews can trace their roots in Jerusalem back to the days of Abraham.
"The Temple Mount has always been a Muslim holy place and Judaism has no connection to the site."
The area of Solomon's Stables is believed to date as far back as the construction of Solomon's Temple. According to Josephus, it was in existence and was used as a place of refuge by the Jews at the time of the conquest of Jerusalem by Titus in the year 70 A.D. More authoritatively, the Koran--the holy book of Islam--describes Solomon's construction of the First Temple (34:13) and recounts the destruction of the First and Second Temples (17:7). The Jewish connection to the Temple Mount dates back more than 3,000 years and is rooted in tradition and history. When Abraham bound his son, Isaac, upon an altar as a sacrifice to God, he did so atop Mount Moriah, today's Temple Mount.
"Under Israeli rule, religious freedom has been curbed in Jerusalem."
After the 1967 war, Israel abolished all the discriminatory laws promulgated by Jordan and adopted its own tough standard for safeguarding access to religious shrines. "Whoever does anything that is likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the various religions to the places sacred to them," Israeli law stipulates, "is liable to imprisonment for a term of five years." Israel also entrusted administration of the holy places to their respective religious authorities. Thus, for example, the Muslim Waqf has responsibility for the mosques on the Temple Mount.
Taken from the Rapture Ready web site.
Excellent analogy. Well stated.
I’ve read that the Philistines were a sea people that I believe had Phoenician origins.
The so called “Palistinians” are arab invaders who moved in after the diaspora.
FINALLY...someone speaks the truth. How utterly refreshing!
“When the president keeps talking about a peace process while Hamas keeps firing missiles into Israel, if we had a country next to us firing missiles, how eager would we be to sit down and negotiate?”
We do have a country next to us firing missiles in to us. Its called Mexico. It fires people missiles, drug missiles and crime missiles into America daily........
I always thought that it was the Romans who remamed the area Palestine, Latin for Philistine, the historic enemies of the Isralites.
If we had a country next to us who kept encouraging their people to colonize us, milk us like an ATM, transform us into a third world sh*thole of corruption like them and openly call for reconquest of lands which they owned for less than 40 years and sparsely settled, how anxious would we be to keep the borders open?
Ping for later.
Excellent point, and yet everyone there chose to ignore it.