Gingrich: Palestinians an ‘invented’ people

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    huh?

    "Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich said in a cable TV interview that Palestinians are an “invented” people with no apparent right to their own state, a rejection of a decade of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.

    Gingrich calls Palestinians an "invented"; people - The Washington Post

    Oh lawdy lawdy lawdy...
     
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    That's true.

    There aren't any "palestinians". They are Jordanians, Syrians and Egyptians for the most part. Yasser Arafat was Egyptian.
     
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    Then America is an invented nation as well.
     
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    he finally said something i agree with.
     
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    Pretty much! We had a small indigneous population but the country was populated mostly by settlers from other places. As was Australia.

    Israel just isn't going to let these foreigners take over their country.
     
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    Jordon was created by Britain. Most of the states of the Middle East are creations of the British Empire. Including even Isreal.
     
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    not really. palestine was the name given to the mandate by the british. the people now called palestinians were transjordanian bedouins who took on the name palestinian after the establishment of the state of israel.

    they can call themselves palestinians if they want, but no people by that name has any history in the region.
     
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    except that israel has a history of thousands of years and jerusalem was always the holy site of the jewish religion.

    there were "israelites" for thousands of years.
     
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    You sure Jillian?



    "Palestine in the time of Saul." From Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land. Smith, George Adam. London, 1915.



    From "A Classical Atlas, to Illustrate Ancient Geography; Comprised in Twenty-Five maps, Showing the Various Divisions of the World as Known to the Ancients; Composed from the Most Authentic Sources." by Alexander G. Findlay, F.R.G.S. 1849.
     
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