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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gingrich Tells Truth About "Palestinians: Shocks Everyone

Nadene Goldfoot
Newt Gingrich shocked news pundits when he was being interviewed with "The Jewish Channel."  He was describing the Middle East peace process, and being the historian he is, commented that Palestinians were an "invented" people.  He even had the chutzpa to comment that they were Arabs.  The news of his statement made it into Saturday night's Republican debate of 6 people. 

Palestinian officials reacted furiously to his assertions, accusing him of incitement and staging a "cheap stunt" to court the Jewish vote. What he said simply let them know that he was aware of their history and problem in attaining a peace accord with terrorists Hamas and Fatah (originally PLO). 

"Enough lying about the Middle East", said Gingrich emphatically on television!" which was just aired again.  "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, and were historically part of the Arab community," he had told the Jewish TV. 

Others in the debate jumped on him saying that it was really up to Israel to say such things.  I guess that they haven't noticed that many of us Israelis and Israeli supporters have been saying just that.  Gingrich is the first person I've noticed to have the gumption and daring to also say it.  I think it is because he's more of a historian than a politician so is more interested in the truth.  I cheered for him.

Even Ron Paul finally commented that this is a true fact when asked about it.  The Ottoman Empire lost the war and England had the mandate.  What they neglected to continue to say was that the Jews had formerly, albeit long ago, two states, as a matter of fact right where Israel lies today.  It was much much larger and included Jordan, among other places.  It was Judah and Israel, broken in two when King Solomon died.  Ever since 70 CE Jews have been homeless and have suffered because of that for over 2,000 years.  This is why England had decided to make the swampy mosquito filled wasteland that was treated like a pariah by all but the Jews the Jewish Home.  It was because of Chaim Weizman who invented dynamite which did the trick to win the 1st world war in the first place that the Jews were promised a homeland back in their old original home. 

Newt knows these facts, and others may also.  It's terrible that only he has brought these facts up finally.  It doesn't change the fact that both he and Israel agree on a 2 state solution, which means taking the fractional piece of land that is Israel and giving a goodly part of it to the Arabs that continue to call themselves Palestinians, swallowing the false story that it was they that once had a state, which they of course didn't. 

The way the facts lie today is that they are unwilling to even talk about forming their own state, wanting all of the land which is Israel.  This is something that our government has not considered,but instead has been  putting pressure on Israel to make peace.  Gingrich at least realizes how impossible this is.  They're put the onus on the wrong people.

The Arab were offered their own state back in 1947 when Israel was in the process of being formed.  They've been offered their own state over and over since then.  They always hold out for the whole section of land.  They've held out that long keeping "Palestinian" Arabs who followed their lead in detention camps, ever since then for the past almost 65 years now. 

Reference:  Oregonian 12/11/12 Gingrich says peace lies with Palestinians by Thomas Beaumont and Daniel Estrin-AP
Atlas Shrugs
Book: "From Time Immemorial" by Joan Peters

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