’Invention’ of Palestine Shows Bankruptcy of U.S. Mideast Policy [View all]
By F. Michael Maloof
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and now Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is a shining example of why U.S. policy in the Middle East is in shambles.
In a recent interview with a Jewish cable channel, Gingrich said that while the Palestinians are “invented” and have no right to a future state, the Jewish people “have the right to have a state.”
His pathetic comments about Palestinians is an unfortunate effort to show his support for the “state of Israel” while dismissing the historical entitlement Palestinians have for what is Occupied Palestine.
Gingrich, who brags about his credentials as an historian, said that in the early 20th century, when the British declared its support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,” the occupants of that territory, namely the Palestinians, didn’t have a legitimate claim to the land.