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  • Clinton slams Gingrich comments on Palestinians

    12/14/2011 10:51:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies ^ | 12/14/11 | Reuters
    US Secretary of State Clinton says Gingrich's claim that Palestinians are an invented people is "unhelpful." WASHINGTON - Newt Gingrich's comment that the Palestinians are an "invented people" was unhelpful, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday, saying the Republican presidential candidate had realized this. Gingrich, a former speaker of the US House of Representatives, stirred controversy on Friday when told the Jewish Channel cable television broadcaster he saw the Palestinians as an invented people who want to destroy Israel.
  • Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of Jordan's Tahrir Party Discusses Jihad Against Germany...'Jizya'

    12/13/2011 9:27:56 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies ^ | 12-12-11 | memri
    Bookmark and Share Text Size A | A | A December 12, 2011 Special Dispatch No.4354 Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of Jordan's Tahrir Party Discusses Jihad Against Germany, Pledges to Impose 'Jizya' Poll Tax on Non-Muslims, and Vows to Annihilate Israel Following are excerpts from an interview with Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of the Tahrir Party in Jordan, which aired on JoSat TV on December 8, 2011. JoSat, a private Jordanian channel, is owned by businessman Riyadh Al-Huroub. His wife, Rula Al-Huroub, is the moderator on this show. Sheikh Ahmad Abu Al-Quddum is a leader of the Tahrir party in...
  • Inflating Gingrich's Israel Support to 'Damaging,' Distracting' Diplomatic Drama

    12/13/2011 11:02:39 AM PST · by yoe · 9 replies
    Time's Watch ^ | December 12, 2011 | Clay Waters
    Times reporter Trip Gabriel, covering the Gingrich campaign, inflated conventional pro-Israel anti-"peace process" opinions delivered by Newt Gingrich into diplomatic drama in Saturday’s ("Gingrich Suggests a Reversal of Mideast Policy.”) Does Newt Gingrich believe in a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Democratic and Republican administrations since the 1990s have adopted that framework for peace in the Middle East, but Mr. Gingrich suggested that he might break with it, calling Palestinians an “invented” people and the current stalled peace process “delusional.” He also said the leadership of the Palestinian Authority, which has pledged to respect Israel’s right to exist,...
  • Myths of the Middle East: The Unreal Palestinians

    12/13/2011 8:29:04 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 8 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 12/12/2011 | Staff
    The first time the name was used was in A.D. 70 when the Romans committed genocide against the Jews, smashed the Temple and declared the land of Israel would be no more. From then on, the Romans promised, it would be known as "Palestine." The name was derived from the Philistines, a Goliathian people conquered by the Jews centuries earlier. It was a way for the Romans to add insult to injury. "Palestine" has never existed as an autonomous entity. It was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire and, briefly, by the British...
  • Our World: Gingrich’s fresh hope

    12/12/2011 3:43:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 12, 2012 | By CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Last Friday, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, did something revolutionary. He told the truth about the Palestinians. In an interview with The Jewish Channel, Gingrich said that the Palestinians are an “invented” people, “who are in fact Arabs.” His statement about the Palestinians was entirely accurate. At the end of 1920, the “Palestinian people” was artificially carved out of the Arab population of “Greater Syria.” “Greater Syria” included present-day Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. That is, the Palestinian people were invented 91 years ago. Moreover, as Gingrich noted,...
  • A Badly Invented People

    12/12/2011 4:36:51 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    In the post-news environment, media no longer exists to report, it exists to disseminate glib talking points that sound good at first, but don't stand up to examination. Fact checks, one of the latest media gimmicks, have become another vector for disseminating talking points. So have media blogs which began repeating the same ridiculous thing over and over again. Take the response to Gingrich's accurate statement that the Palestinian Arabs are an invented people. Aside from all the hysterical "sky is falling" nonsense, is the comparison between the Americans as an invented people and the Palestinian Arabs. Let's look at...
  • Israel Today: Gingrich: There are no Palestinians!

    12/11/2011 10:02:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 72 replies · 2+ views
    Israel Today Magazine ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    Surprise US Republican presidential front-runner says it's time to stop with the lies, and to conduct Middle East peace process based on historical facts - there are no "Palestinians" One of the candidates who currently has a very real chance at becoming the next president of the United States could fundamentally alter Middle East peace-making were he to stick to his campaign platform and rhetoric after taking office. In an interview with The Jewish Channel on Friday, former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has become a surprise Republican presidential front-runner of late, stated that the entire basis of...
  • Gingrich stands by ‘invented’ Palestinians remark

    12/11/2011 4:57:48 AM PST · by humblegunner · 96 replies
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | December 10, 2011 | DANIEL ESTRIN and THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said he supports a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians that includes two separate states, but he did not step back Saturday from his assertion that Palestinians are an “invented” people, an incendiary comment that infuriated one side in the Mideast peace process. The burden to show a willingness to reach a peace accord with the Israelis lies squarely with the Palestinians, he said. “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,...
  • Gingrich defends comments on Palestinians

    12/10/2011 8:04:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 10, 2011
    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.
  • Gingrich Describes Palestinian People as 'Invented'

    12/10/2011 9:24:58 AM PST · by TBBT · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/10/2011 | Fox News
    Newt Gingrich declared in an interview that Palestinians are an "invented" people, though his campaign afterward claimed the candidate still supports the establishment of a Palestinian state. The front-running Republican presidential candidate made the comments in an interview with The Jewish Channel. The interview marks some of the toughest language to date any candidate has used to describe the Middle East peace process. It also comes after Gingrich pledged at a forum earlier in the week that if elected, he would name John Bolton -- a hawkish, pro-Israel former U.N. ambassador who served in the George W. Bush administration --...
  • Gingrich: "Palestinians" an "invented people"

    12/09/2011 3:19:40 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 47 replies
    Jihadwatch / AGI ^ | 9th Dec, 2011 | AGI
    Gingrich is right in this. 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.
  • The 'Angry Arab' Goes Mad

    12/08/2011 1:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 12/8/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    As'ad AbuKahlil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a number of "workshop sessions" at the Valley Life Sciences Building, followed by a "plenary session" at the Multicultural Center, and was co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Committee, the Berkeley Muslim Students Association PAC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Syrian American Council. AbuKhalil's workshop on "The U.S. and the Arab Uprising" was held in a tiny, hot, windowless room filled with students wearing hijabs and keffiyehs....
  • ‘They Stole Our Land’ vs. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

    11/28/2011 5:28:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 25, 2011 | David Meir-Levi
    The cornerstone argument in the Arab narrative against Israel is that the Zionists in the 19th and early 20th centuries came to the Land of Israel and stole Arab land. This is a very simple assertion, easy to visualize, seemingly logical and amenable to a brief presentation: after all, Zionists did come from Europe to what was then Palestine, and the Arabs were already living there. So obviously when the Jews came they took Arab land. Although there exists voluminous evidence to the contrary in Arab and Turkish and British sources indicating the exact opposite, it is difficult to present...
  • Hamas Leader: Western Civilization "Will Not Be Able to Withstand the Great and Glorious Islam"

    11/14/2011 3:42:27 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies · 1+ views
    MEMRI TV ^ | - October 28, 2011 - 01:58 | Al-Quds TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, which aired on Al-Quds TV on October 28, 2011: Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: America is leaving Iraq and Afghanistan, and Allah willing, it will leave Palestine, along with its allies. It will leave in humiliation and disgrace. Our people and our enterprise, on the other hand, will move forward. Today, we emphasize that our plan is not confined to the liberation of Palestine. The Islamic nation in its entirety will bring a smile to the faces of all the people in the world, and will wipe the tears from...
  • Militants in Gaza: Allah's Teachings Are the Fire with Which "We Harvest the Skulls of the Jews"..

    11/14/2011 3:44:59 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | November 3, 2011 - 02:56 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)
    Following are excerpts from statements made at a rally of the Palestinian Al-Ahrar movement in Gaza, a pro-Hamas group that split from Fatah, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on November 3, 2011: Rally organizer: Praise be to you, our Lord. You have made our killing of the Jews an act of worship, through which we come closer to you. […] Allah's prayers upon you, our beloved Prophet [Muhammad]. You have made your teachings into constitutions for us – the light with which we dissipate the darkness of the occupation, and the fire with which we harvest the skulls of the...
  • The Narrative of Perpetual Palestinian Victimhood

    11/14/2011 8:28:53 AM PST · by ventanax5
    Hudson New York ^ | Shelby Steele
    The Arab-Israeli conflict, is not really a conflict, it is a war – a war of the Arabs against the Jews. In many ways, this conflict has been a conflict between narratives. We who strongly support Israel have done a poor job in formulating a narrative which will combat the story spun by the other side. We can do better. The Durban conferences, the request for UN recognition of a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, and the general animus in the Middle East and elsewhere toward Israel and toward the Jews, what are they really about? Is the Durban conference...
  • Israel and the Two-State Delusion

    11/10/2011 1:26:31 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/10/11 | William A. Levinson
    The "general consensus" that permanent peace in the Middle East requires the creation of an independent Palestinian state is a dangerous delusion that can lead nowhere but to terrorism, violence, and war. This article will shatter that delusion with what engineers -- i.e., people who deal in impartial facts as opposed to dreams and ideologies -- call a root cause assessment. ...Even though Israel would not "occupy" Gaza, Judea, and Samaria for another nineteen years, its Arab neighbors then began a long litany of terroristic violence against it. The two-state argument therefore confuses cause with effect. The "occupation" is the...
  • Protester: Israel Doing To Palestinians What 'They Claim Germany Did To Them'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/3/11 | Joe Schoffstall
    It's probably a red flag when a protester begins her rant with, "I'm not saying I'm a suicide bomber or anything, but..." MRCTV took a trip to Zuccotti Park in New York City to see what exactly was going on at the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. While there, we noticed some anti-Semitic signs and began asking protesters what they thought of Israel. First, we spoke to a man who believes the 'Jews' are behind everything from Wall Street all the way to the media. Then, we spoke to a lady who believes that Israel's actions towards the Palestinians are no
  • Israel to speed up settlement building in West Bank

    11/01/2011 8:36:02 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/1/2011
    The Israeli government called for the accelerated construction of 2000 settlement homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem on Tuesday. The statement came a day after UNESCO granted the Palestinians full membership of the U.N. cultural agency. Israel decided on Tuesday to accelerate Jewish settlement building and withhold Palestinian Authority funds, moves likely to further hold up international efforts to revive peace talks. Israel’s move came a day after UNESCO awarded the Palestinians full membership of the U.N. cultural agency, a diplomatic victory for the Palestinian Authority in its push for recognition as a state at the United Nations. Israel...
  • Herman Cain: Obama's weakness emboldens 'so-called Palestinian people'

    10/29/2011 10:04:40 AM PDT · by freespirited · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/11 | Justin Sink
    Herman Cain in an interview with an Israeli newspaper said pushes by the "so-called Palestinian people" for statehood and an Iranian assassination plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States are evidence that President Obama is perceived as weak in the Middle East. "I think that the so-called Palestinian people have this urge for unilateral recognition because they see this president as weak," Cain said during an interview with Israel Hayom. "I haven’t seen all the facts but I think this whole assassination attempt was another example of seeing this president as weak, in that regard. So, weakness...