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Newt is Right About The "Palestinians"
spectator.org ^ | 12/10/2011 | AARON GOLDSTEIN

Posted on 12/10/2011 2:21:47 PM PST by TBBT

Newt Gingrich is drawing fire for arguing that Palestinians are an "invented" people. In an interview with The Jewish Channel, Gingrich said, "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."

Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erakat described Gingrich's comment as "the most racist statement I've ever seen." So not only do the Palestinians want a state but now they want to be a race unto themselves, too?

Two of Mitt Romney's surrogates also criticized Gingrich's comments although not for their accuracy. Mary Kramer, a former Iowa State Senator who later served as Ambassador to Barbados said, "I'm not sure that statement gets us any closer to accomplishing an agenda." Meanwhile, Iowa State Representative Renee Schulte, a co-chair of Romney's Iowa campagin, said, "Governor Romney is much more discplined in his approach and much more thoughtful about the things he says." Perhaps Schulte was referring to the time when Romney said the U.S. could learn about diplomacy from Hezbollah. But I digress.

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A fact that has escaped the media coverage today.

You would think that in covering the story one might at least ask the question "Is this true?" Haven't seen that question asked today.

1 posted on 12/10/2011 2:21:50 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Yeah, but like certain other things he’s also wrong although it may not be as explicit: his campaign organization said also in favor of of some sort of Palestinian state which always spells, “Death to Israel.”


2 posted on 12/10/2011 2:26:10 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: TBBT
"You would think that in covering the story one might at least ask the question 'Is this true?' "

That seldom happens because truth means very little to liberals and their media.

3 posted on 12/10/2011 2:27:33 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: TBBT

Made up “people” for a made up “cause”.


4 posted on 12/10/2011 2:28:54 PM PST by Track9
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To: Baynative

The liberals and the media always look the other way when these animals celebate the murder of innocent Jewish children and their parents.


5 posted on 12/10/2011 2:33:02 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Track9
When it comes to nation-states that's pretty much always the case.

I have no problem with any group of people seeking recognition as a state ~ unless they propose carving off a chunk of my state then I think they should die.

6 posted on 12/10/2011 2:34:42 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: TBBT

Famous joke: an Israeli and a PLO negotiator were about to sit down to the negotiations. The Israeli begins with a joke for the room:

“one day after a hot dusty trip through the desert, Moses came upon an oasis with a lake and palm trees. He removed his robes and sandals and refreshed himself with a swim. When he came out of the water, his clothes were gone. he asked his peoplewhat happened to them.

” ‘the Palistinians took your clothes!’ cried the Israelites...”

At this point the Palistinian negotiator shouted, “but there were no Palistinians back then!”

The Israeli smiled and said, “Now that we’ve got that settled, let’s begin.”


7 posted on 12/10/2011 2:34:56 PM PST by Yaelle (Excuse the mobile device errors please.)
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To: Track9

The truth is a bitch isn’t it!


8 posted on 12/10/2011 2:35:37 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: TBBT

Heard on the radio break an interview with an “outraged” Palestinian upset over Gingrich’s comment.

I thought F him! Get back to me when they don’t elect an America hating lying terrorist bastard as their leader.

Until then I want my president speaking the truth to these haeful troublemakers. Had to hear Krauthammer last night say Gingrich is 100% accrate but it’s “too late”. Reminded me of when reagan got in and told Sec. of State Haig to veto te Law of the Sea treaty and other PC UN nonsense. It’s never too late.


9 posted on 12/10/2011 2:37:35 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Track9

The truth is a bitch isn’t it!


10 posted on 12/10/2011 2:37:35 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: TBBT

Palestine defined by Webster`s 1887 Dictionary:
``site of ancient kingdoms of Israel ad Judah``


11 posted on 12/10/2011 2:38:48 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: TBBT

Racist? Wow, that’s what the losing side always does when the truth is revealed. Couldn’t expect them to produce evidence.


12 posted on 12/10/2011 2:38:56 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: ronnie raygun

What does the palestinian leadership say about us?? I’m sure they tell the story of America just as we would like. /s


13 posted on 12/10/2011 2:39:37 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: TBBT

Also, Newt is only going back o the Ottoman Empire. These were Christian lands, conquered by murdering muslims. That is historical reality.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 2:42:29 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Farmer Dean

15 posted on 12/10/2011 2:44:48 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: bunkerhill7

Palestine defined by Webster`s 1887 Dictionary:
``site of ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah``


16 posted on 12/10/2011 2:44:55 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: TBBT

Newt was absolutely speaking the truth, and the whole world is reeling. The truth is better than a thousand lies.


17 posted on 12/10/2011 2:44:55 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: richardtavor

Newt is Right About The “Palestinians”, they are an invented people just for the purpose of destroying Israel.


18 posted on 12/10/2011 2:51:57 PM PST by KwHorn77 (The GOP needs to get some Nads.)
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To: richardtavor

Newt is Right About The “Palestinians”, they are an invented people just for the purpose of destroying Israel. THe truth hurts doesn’t it?


19 posted on 12/10/2011 2:52:31 PM PST by KwHorn77 (The GOP needs to get some Nads.)
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To: jimbo123

What kind of sick pervert does something like that to their child?Ofcourse a baby rattlesnake always grows up to be a deadly viper.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 2:52:31 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Williams
These were Christian lands, conquered by murdering muslims.

Before that, of course, they were Jewish lands, conquered by murdering Romans, who morphed into the Christians.

I hope everybody is aware that this whole, "You have no right to the land because your ancestors acquired it by murdering the previous inhabitants" is one that the USA doesn't come out of well, on the whole.

Very few nations do. Go back far enough, and that's the history of almost all nations. Including the Israelites/Jews, of course.

21 posted on 12/10/2011 2:53:46 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: muawiyah

Nearly 100% of ‘Palestinians’ choose to believe a manufactured and false history. They are a dead society with no redeeming qualities.. and it’s their fellow muslims that did this to them. Until they wake up to the truth, they are lost.


22 posted on 12/10/2011 2:54:02 PM PST by Track9
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To: TBBT
Gingrich's campaign has since reaffirmed his support of the creation of a Palestinian state through negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority

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

23 posted on 12/10/2011 2:55:06 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: ronnie raygun

Yup.


24 posted on 12/10/2011 2:55:24 PM PST by Track9
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To: KwHorn77

Palestine was invented to give anti-Semites an excuse to hate Israel.


25 posted on 12/10/2011 2:56:01 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: TBBT

Most of them are Jordanians and a sprinkling of others that JORDAN threw out.
My late Lebanese brother-in-law said that other Arabs over there referred to them as the “N word of the Middle East.”


26 posted on 12/10/2011 2:58:18 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: TBBT

Most of them are Jordanians and a sprinkling of others that JORDAN threw out.
My late Lebanese brother-in-law said that other Arabs over there referred to them as the “N word of the Middle East.”


27 posted on 12/10/2011 2:58:26 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: TBBT

Most of them are Jordanians and a sprinkling of others that JORDAN threw out.
My late Lebanese brother-in-law said that other Arabs over there referred to them as the “N word of the Middle East.”


28 posted on 12/10/2011 2:58:36 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: SoJoCo

“How can there be a Palestinian state and a Palestinian Authority if there is no such thing as a Palestinian? “

That could be a problem. hehe

These misguided people would have had their state long ago if not for the militancy that has been inbreed into them.


29 posted on 12/10/2011 2:59:53 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: TBBT
"Governor Romney is much more discplined in his approach and much more thoughtful about the things he says."

This just speaks volumes about the state of our nation. The truth just has to take a back seat sometimes so we won't hurt anyone's feeling. These days this applies to friends and enemies alike making it more and more difficult to distinguish between them.

I'll take the blunt, put the truth out their approach of Newt Gingrich and pass on the Romney "You Can't Handle the Truth" supposed thoughtfulness.

30 posted on 12/10/2011 3:02:50 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: TBBT

Fox News has been bashing Newt all day today. It has been absolutely a day of ignorance on “America’s News” on Fox this afternoon. Greg “Whathisname” even had the gall to offer that Atty. Gen. Holder has not lied about “Fast and Furious” while speaking to Judge Jennine. The Judge says “Greg, you have got to be kidding”!


31 posted on 12/10/2011 3:03:27 PM PST by Jukeman (Texas Guy born and bred and proud of it.)
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To: ez

And if the huge amounts of US and international aid stopped flowing, they would self destruct and go home before you could think twice about it. So who’s really messing up the ‘peace’ process..


32 posted on 12/10/2011 3:04:40 PM PST by Track9
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To: TBBT

Newt was absolutely speaking the truth, and the whole world is reeling. The truth is better than a thousand lies.


33 posted on 12/10/2011 3:04:40 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TBBT.
34 posted on 12/10/2011 3:07:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TBBT

The Palestinians are an oil well that sucks money from western politicians and bogus charities and then makes returns through corruption.

The Saudis make money pumping oil. The corrupt politicians make money pumping the Palestinians.

The more the west can establish Palestinians, the more they can pump.


35 posted on 12/10/2011 3:07:51 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Perry Christmas & Happy Newt Year!)
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To: Jukeman

Fox News have gone apoplectic at the thought of Romney not being the GOP nominee.


36 posted on 12/10/2011 3:09:50 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Yaelle

wisdom is appreciated... here...


37 posted on 12/10/2011 3:10:59 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Williams

[ Get back to me when they don’t elect an America hating lying terrorist bastard as their leader. ]

OK.. Which lying bastard do YOU prefer this cycle?..


38 posted on 12/10/2011 3:13:51 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: TBBT

What creates “a people” is a shared experience.

There wasn’t a “Palestinian people” in 1949. Their shared experience has clearly created one.


39 posted on 12/10/2011 3:21:43 PM PST by jdege
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To: jimbo123

“Fox News have gone apoplectic at the thought of Romney not being the GOP nominee.”

This surprises me because the guy never polls well and I’m not sure he would do as well as McLaim, even as bad as things are.


40 posted on 12/10/2011 3:23:20 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: jimbo123

Fox News is quickly morphing into another leftscum enemedia network at the behest of Soros. Ailes said they were moving to the “center” recently. Well, to leftscum, Marx is the center.


41 posted on 12/10/2011 3:41:14 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: DonaldC
I pray Newt and Mitt both have good security.

They are now targets of Islamo Nazis and Obama Nazis. The MSM will probably start encouraging these groups to get violent.

42 posted on 12/10/2011 3:46:57 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: SoJoCo

Well, there is such a thing as a Palestinian, but only in reference to people who lived in a specific region. There never was, of course, a nation or a kingdom known as Palestine.

It’s akin to saying folks from the central Great Lakes region of the United States, extended out a few states, are Midwesterners. That is true; they are. But that does not mean Midwesterners are a national entity, or a race, or anything other than people who live in a certain geographic area.

And Palestine, as a geographic area, was, historically, the area that comprised the areas of present day southern Lebanon, southwest Syria; Jordan, Israel, and Gaza. As a racial people, they are all Semitic. They are all from the same genetic stock, but different tribes.

So, perhaps a contemporary analogy of the “Palestininan Issue” would be as if Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota picked a fight with Illinois, and said Illinois is illegitimate, and must be destroyed. As a racial people they are...well, they are pretty much anything and everything. As a geographic people, though, they are all Midwesterners.


43 posted on 12/10/2011 3:49:06 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: TBBT

Go Newt!


44 posted on 12/10/2011 3:51:26 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Track9

Too bad Newt didn’t just come on out and call them Fakestinians.


45 posted on 12/10/2011 3:54:22 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TBBT

Newt is absolutely right on this.

A rabbi once said, “When God chose Israel, so did Satan.”

From pro-Islamic world leaders to biblical, illiterate church members, the anti-Semitic lie that says there is a Palestinian nation and a Palestinian people is erroneously touted worldwide.

Basic history:

Jews have scriptural, archaeological, and language ties to Israel, Palestinians have none.

Jerusalem is found over 600 times in the Hebrew Old Testament... Jerusalem is not found in the Koran once.

God made an ETERNAL covenant with Israel through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc. He gave them the land from Egypt’s Nile river (South) to Lebanon (North), and everything from the Mediterranean Sea (West) to the Euphrates River (East). This includes modern Israel, Jordan, and parts of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. (Genesis 15:18 & Joshua 1:4) Yet, Israel currently possesses only a fraction of the land God gave them, because He said the nations “divided up my land,” for which they will be severely judged. (Joel 3:2)

Today’s Palestinians claim to be descendants of the ancient Canaanites, who were the original inhabitants of the Promised Land, yet, God commanded Israel to destroy all of the Canaanites out of the land.

So-called Palestinians are in fact, Arab refugees from previous wars against Israel and Jordan ... Palestinians were ousted by Jordan in 1971.

In 135 AD, Roman Emperor Hadrian, renamed Israel, “Palestina” (later shortened to Palestine ) to eradicate its Jewish connection, and for centuries, Bible maps and Christian literature have reflected this Roman invention, but God never called Israel, Palestine.

Prior to the birth of Israel in 1948, both Jews and Arabs in the land were called, “Palestinians.”


46 posted on 12/10/2011 3:57:58 PM PST by Southnsoul
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To: TBBT

Gingrich has made the cardinal p.c. sin of telling the truth. Once the libs declare something to be true, i.e. the Jews kicked the “Palestinians” out of their country, then it has to true. Except it never was true.


47 posted on 12/10/2011 4:02:51 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Southnsoul
A rabbi once said, “When God chose Israel, so did Satan.”

There is no better proof of this than the fact that the Muslims claimed Mohammed (p!ss be upon him!) "ascended into heaven" at the very site of the Old Hebrew Temple and built their "Dome of the Rock" there to contaminate the sacred Jewish site.

48 posted on 12/10/2011 4:15:33 PM PST by Zman516
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To: TBBT

A brief history lesson:http://www.newmediajournal.us/staff/nsalvato/2010/06042010.htm


49 posted on 12/10/2011 4:27:57 PM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: TBBT
A classic example of why Newt has to be and will be the GOP nominee. He's probably the only one of the candidates that even know this is the truth, and he's certainly the only one willing to say it.

He's playing 3-dimensional chess, while the others are still trying to figure out the rules to checkers.

Can't wait for the Gingrich-Obama debates. When Newt is the challenger in a political race he is absolutely unmerciful. He's playing nice with the other GOP candidates, but it will be "gloves off" time against Obama. Newt will be unrelenting on offense, continually pounding Obama on his record.
50 posted on 12/10/2011 8:25:04 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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