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GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich suggested in an interview aired on Friday that those living in the Palestinian territories are an "invented people."
"I believe that the Jewish people have the right to have a state," Gingrich said on The Jewish Channel. "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, who are historically part of the Arab community."
He added: "And they had a chance to go many places and for a variety of political reasons, we have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940s. I think it's tragic."
This just is so wrong. It's racist nonsense
Originally posted by purplemer
Palestinians are an 'invented people' in the same way that nations are invented concepts...
Originally posted by hangedman13
For all this crying over the Palestinians and their loss of land, I have not ONCE heard a peep about the Kurds in the regions of Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Or is it that people only regurgitate the facts they hear on the idiot box? How about the other Arab nations that basically treat the Palestinians as a second class people and use them to further their agendas?