Newt Gingrich spoke a truism a couple of weeks ago in an interview on The Jewish Channel:
“I think we have had an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs,” Gingrich said, after affirming “I believe that the Jewish people have the right to have a state.” Gingrich went on to suggest that differentiating between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority is not always appropriate, as “both…represent an enormous desire to destroy Israel.” He also specifically criticized PA President Mahmoud Abbas, saying he did not recognize Israel’s right to exist; Abbas has said he won’t recognize Israel as a Jewish State. (Emphasis SlantRight)
For saying the Palestinians are an invented people Newt has been excoriated especially by the Left and by the Right as well. I applaud Newt for having the guts to speak the truth about Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. American pundits and politicians have been brainwashed to think of these Arabs living in Gaza and Judea-Samaria are a group of people entitled to a nation.
On the December 10 GOP debate Newt stuck to his and clarified his thoughts that the Palestinians are an invented people:
“Is what I said factually correct? Yes. Is it historically true? Yes,” Gingrich said. “We are in a situation where every day, rockets are fired into Israel while the United States – the current administration – tries to pressure the Israelis into a peace process.” (Washington Post 11:36 AM ET, 12/12/2011)
Consider this background for the article Norma Zager wrote in defense of Newt and Israel below.