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Sundown: Gingrich Expounds on the Palestinians

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Newt Gingrich yesterday.(John W. Adkisson/Getty Images)

• Newt Gingrich called the Palestinians an “invented people” (which is basically true and also beside the point and true of just about every other “people”) and aligned his foreign policy with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s. [The Jewish Channel/Ben Smith]

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put on a very successful audition for running mate at the Republican Jewish Coalition confab. [WP Right Turn]

Amazing graphical look at our 100 Greatest Jewish Films list. [Jewcy]

• One of the most important Palestinian health-care providers has been arrested by the Israelis. [ePalestine]

• Want to declaw your cat in Israel? You could face a year of jail time. [Discover]

• The case for The Empire Strikes Back: greatest Jewish film. [David Klion]

• What would a divided Jerusalem look like? Like, literally look like? [Atlantic Cities]

• A Jewish retired FBI agent disappeared in Iran five years ago, and no one’s really sure who’s holding him. [AP]

• The Forward’s annual Jewish communal leaders survey. [Forward]

• The co-editor of the disaffiliated YU Beacon resigned. [New Voices]

It’s funny and telling that J Street is sending this Daily Show clip around:

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What an outrage. This story and statement made by a raving mad narcissist and racist is also at Haaretz.

shavit says:

jules here thinks you don’t put up enough links.

LINKS!! LINKS, she says!

Yes links. Without sources and links a news story just sinks. I guess you flunk college. You have to actually look to find actual knowledge.

Eighty-four ethics charges were filed against Speaker Gingrich during his term, including claiming tax-exempt status for a college course run for political purposes. Following an investigation by the House Ethics Committee Gingrich was sanctioned. Gingrich acknowledged in January 1997 that “In my name and over my signature, inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable statements were given to the committee”. The House Ethics Committee concluded that inaccurate information supplied to investigators represented “intentional or … reckless” disregard of House rules. The special Counsel concluded that Gingrich violated federal tax law and had lied to the ethics panel in an effort to force the committee to dismiss the complaint against him. He has always been about the money.

cb – A number of years later the IRS ruled that Gingrich HAD NOT VIOLATED FEDERAL TAX LAWS!

I am quite concerned about Gingrich’s egotistical behavior and what this portents if he would be a candidate or actually become President.

Nevertheless, it is important to know that the House Ethics finding was subsequently found by Federal authorities to be legally wrong – especially because people seem to bring it up as if it was valid. The IRS agreed with Gingrich’s argument to the Ethics panel on the legal matter – which was the basis of their findings against him.

Marc, Regarding your posting “One of the most important Palestinian health care …”: it would be nice to have a comment about the story from a reliable Israeli source.

The antisemite Jules tries to monopolize the debate, here.

Bill Pearlman says:

Gingrich happens to be right

Of course he’s right, and of course Jordan with 80% “Palestinians” is the Palestinian state. If Israel were cease to exist tomorrow you would never hear the word Palestinian after that. However don’t expect anyone in the media to break from the conventional storyline

Arnon you throw the word anti-semite around so liberally I would suppose it’s on sale.

Grow up. You childish taunts are very unbecoming and make you appear shallow, bullying, and stupid.

Bill Pearlman says:

Give it a rest Jules. But like the they say, when the swastika/kaffiyeh fits….

I find the reaction to Gingrich’s comments from the Palestinians and Israeli haters hilarious. I don’t actually agree with the comments, but it is the Palestinian reaction that is so priceless.

The Palestinians have called Gingrich a racist, an extremist and an impediment to peace. Of course it’s not hard to get the Palestinians worked up into a froth. The thing is, the Palestinians – all major Palestinian groups – say the exact same things about Jews that Gingrich said about the Palestinians.

The official position of the PA, Fatah, Hamas and the whole BDS crew is that there is no such thing as the Jewish people and that Jews have no connection to the land of Israel.

So by their own standards the Palestinians are really admitting that they are racists and that their basic positions are an impediment to peace. It’s just that they and the rest of the anti-Israel crowd are so blinded by their hatred that they can’t see the hypocrisy.

Forget trying to argue about the accuracy of Gingrich’s remarks. Those of us who support Israel need to do our part by pointing out the Palestinian position on Jews and the hypocrisy of that position. So say this: by their own standards, the Palestinians and Israel haters are racists and extremists who are an impediment to peace.

Mike, everything about Gingrich is priceless. Just like a bad penny you found but can’t give away.

Palestiniansareamyth says:

Newt is right! The “Palestinian” people are a myth. There has never been a Palestinian people, country, culture or language. Actually there is a legitimate Palestinian people; it’s the Jews who were the first to be called Palestinians.
Palestine is just another name for Israel. The Fakestinians need to go back to Saudi Arabia where they came from.
Jules; Go away you anti-semitic, pro-terrorist scumbag. No one here reads your stupid links. The truth is the truth and you can’t argue wit it. Go back under the rock you crawled out from!

Bullying and stupid just like the Gingrich.


Palestiniansareamyth says:

The only bully and stupid moron here is you. You’re nothing but an anti-semitic, terrorist loving scumbag. There has never been a Palestinian country or people and you know it.
Tablet; Plese delete this nazi’s comments and links.

Palestiniansareamyth says:

Btw the hamass lover “Jules” also uses their website as a “news” source. What a joke.
Jules forgot to mention how the Fakestinians always dance in the streets and celebrate when Jewish children are brutally murdered by their blood-thirsty terrorist savages.

Racists like you are the bane of the Jewish people.


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