Saturday, December 10, 2011

Newt Gingrich: The Palestinians are an Invented People

The Jewish Channel's exclusive interview with Republican Presidential Primary front-runner and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. They discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other issues. Fox News reports in the video below.

In this clip, Gingrich says "I see myself as in many ways being pretty close to Bibi Netanyahu in thinking about the dangers of the world," adding "Bibi's a really tough guy, and he's a guy who puts Israel's security first; he also happens to be a free-market guy and someone who has made the entrepreneurial boom so successful."

In this clip, Gingrich explains his position on Israel and declares that the Palestinians are "an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs."

In this clip, Gingrich explains why he thinks the Palestinians are more to blame for the failure to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, and why he opposes President Barack Obama's philosophy of "evenhandedness." He specifically cites Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and declares "you have to start with the question, who are you making peace with?"

In this clip, he declares "it's delusional to call it a peace process," and says of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, "both... represent an enormous desire to destroy Israel."

 In this clip, Gingrich says of jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, "I have a bias toward clemency."

CNN discussing Gingrich's remarks.

This view expressed no by Gingrich is consistent with this video from 2006.
Newt Gingrich responds to a CSPAN caller's question about the Israel-Palestinian conflict in 2006. Gingrich responds that the entire region was once part of the Ottoman Empire,and that Israelis have live in the region for over 3000 years.

Newt Gingrich 12/09/11 Conference Call Arranged By National Council Young Israel

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