Palestenians are invented people and there will be no Palestine

Sometimes one has too many things to say he doesn’t know where to start. This is exactly what is happening to me right now. After watching Newt Gingrich’s answer to Abraham Hassan’s question on TV I decided to find the video and post it on my blog. If what he said didn’t shock you I am not sure what will. Luckily, I found his video and Mitt Romney’s as well. In both these videos, both answered a question by a Palestinian American about peace in the Middle East.

HASSAN: Abraham Hassan from Jacksonville, Florida. How would a Republican administration help bring peace to Palestine and Israel when most candidates barely recognize the existence of Palestine or its people? As a Palestinian American Republican I’m here to tell you we do exist.

Few facts I learned about those two Republican candidates:

Fact #1: Hassan’s reference was to Newt Gingrich’s claim last month that the Palestinians are an “invented people.”

Fact #2: Both didn’t mention the noun “Palestine.”

Fact #3: Both mentioned rocket attacks by Palestinians only and no mention to Israel’s continues killing of civilians for the past 60 years.

Fact #4: Both agreed that president Obama is not working for the sake of Israel.

Fact #5: When speaking about Palestenians the tone is authorative and commanding. When Speaking about Israel the tone changes to using words such as ‘friend’ and ‘ally.’

Now, I will leave you to watch and learn some more facts about how peace in the Middle East is not something to look for to happen in the near future.

7 thoughts on “Palestenians are invented people and there will be no Palestine

  1. Now, I will leave you to watch and learn some more facts about how peace in the Middle East is not something to look for to happen in the near future.

    That’s certainly true if you’re expecting the US to produce peace in the middle-east. The US isn’t even IN the middle-east.

    Fact #5: When speaking about Palestenians the tone is authorative and commanding. When Speaking about Israel the tone changes to using words such as ‘friend’ and ‘ally.’

    Which merely reflects the reality that a vast majority of Americans view Israel as an ally, and do not feel at all the same about Palestinians. Whose fault is that?

    When it come sto the rhetoric of these two politicians on that matter, what would happen to an Arab politician in Lebaon (a liberal Arab country, no?) who spoke of Israel as a friend and palestinians as an enemy? Even if he survived, he’s have no chance of ever winning an election even as a garbage collector would he? Gingrich and Romney don’t have quite that much to lose but their political careers would be over nonetheless.

    1. You are right the US is not in the Middle East. Yet, it made it its responsibility to protect Israel no matter what. Americans have the right to choose a side nothing wrong with that. But you can’t choose a side then claim to be a fair judge about the situation in the Middle East.
      Arab countries chose a side but they are not what many Americans believe that it is a matter of existence. Not All Arabs think that the only way for the peace process is by eliminating the Israelis this is a wrong assumption. Arabs don’t have the privilege of a 100% support by America, like Israel. The US has military bases almost everywhere in the world and they are one of the five countries in the UN that can veto any decision made for the sake of Palestinians against the Israelis. That is why the peace process is never going to reach a resolution if the judge is always with one side against the other.
      I agree with you about the case of politics in the Arab world. As I said we chose a side and we never claimed we are democratic countries or we are politically correct. It was interesting to know that you think Gingrich’s and Romney’s political careers are over because of this or did I misunderstand your point?

  2. I actually saw that while watching CNN.com during the debate and felt sad for that Palestinian guy who had asked his question. I wondered what was going through his mind after Newt and Romney’s replies.

    1. It was more interesting to me the applaud both received because of their replies. I don’t deny the issue is very complicated and there is fault in the Arab side but I believe most Americans are extremely misguided about the situation. For example, some Americans believe that Palestinians are occupiers. That means they came from Palestine and occupied Israel. So, where is Palestine? and many other unreal thing that I read and can’t understand who made them believe that this is the case.

      1. There is a sizable Jewish population in Florida and even amongst the Christian community, there is much support for Israel. So I’m not really surprised about the applause they received by their comments. It’s almost political suicide to NOT be pro-Israel. I wish they had had the guts to stand up for the Palestinians, but they did as expected and came out with their strong pro-Israel speeches. They were not going to alienate that crowd while fighting neck and neck in order to win Florida’s primary next week!

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