Newt Gingrich, in an interview with The Jewish Channel, denied the Palestinian narrative. Washington Post has a transcript of the interview, which is more complex than the single sound byte which is drawing intense criticism. The full quote is found on the third page of the transcript. I added bold italic emphasis to the part cited in the media.
invented Palestinian peopleEveryone who has read the Bible knows that Jerusalem was King David's capital city and that his son Solomon constructed the Temple on the Temple Mount, hundreds of years before Christ. We know that there was a Babylonian captivity, return and rebuilding. During the lifetime of Muhammad, Israel was occupied by the Roman Empire. We also know that Joseph took Mary on his trip to Bethlehem of Judea to pay his Roman taxes. If Bethlehem was in Palestine, why was that area called Judea? In 638, six years after Moe's death, Umar conquered and occupied the Roman Province of Syria. Instead of giving the land back to its rightful owners, he occupied and oppressed them. The Romans renamed the area "Philistia" after suppressing a revolt. The place and people remained the same: Jews living in Judea. Jews, not Arabs, are indigenous to Israel.
PalestineI have a few questions for the omniscient experts who "know" that "Palestinians" are indigenous to "Palestine" and deserve to have a state carved out of Israel because they had a nation there.
- When and where did the nation of "Palestine" exist?
- What was its capital city?
- Who was its ruler?
- What was its currency?
- What was its religion?
- What distinguishes "Palestinians" from the mill run of Arabs?
WW1The Ottoman Empire allied with the Axis Powers and lost. Britain was given a mandate to recreate a Jewish state. We have all heard of "next year in Jerusalem", but where were the demands for restoration of "Palestine"?
WW2Britain gave 75% of Israel's land to Trans-Jordan. Where were the demands for establishing a "Palestinian" state? The UN came up with a partition plan, which the Muslims rejected. They chose war instead of a state. Egypt illegally seized Gaza and Jordan illegally seized Judea & Samaria. Where were the demands for restoration of "Palestine".
1967The Muslims attacked again and lost. In the process, Israel regained Judea & Samaria. Now the kvetching which began in 1964 increased in volume and intensity. Who will explain why there were no loud demands for "Palestinian independence" prior to '64 when Arab dictatorships held the territories?
The Big LieOne crucial quote from a newspaper interview, reproduced by WND, lets the snake out of the bag: "Palestinian people" is a political fabulism!
Way back on March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here's what he said:
The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism.
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.
- I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community
- The Palestinian people does not exist...there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians ... will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan
Two state solutionTwo states: Israel & Jordan. There is no need for another state. We have learned what we should have known all along: the "Palestinian people" are a political fabulism. Israel is Palestine. Palestine is Israel. Palestinians are Jews.
PeaceIn a pig's anus! There is no "peace process". There is no peace and there never will be; Muslims will never tolerate Israel, for one simple reason which nobody wants to admit. Jew hatred is intrinsic to Islam.
- 1:7. The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).
- 2:161. Verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers, it is they on whom is the Curse of Allâh and of the angels and of mankind, combined.
- 5:60. Say (O Muhammad to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allâh: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allâh and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Tâghût (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hellfire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)."
- 5:82. Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikûn (see V.2:105), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: "We are Christians." That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud.
- 7:167. And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is OftForgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allâh's Forgiveness).
- 9:30. And the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allâh. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allâh's Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!
- 98:6. Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islâm, the Qur'ân and Prophet Muhammad ()) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.
- Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 392: Narrated Abu Huraira: While we were in the Mosque, the Prophet came out and said, "Let us go to the Jews" We went out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras. He said to them, "If you embrace Islam, you will be safe. You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. So, if anyone amongst you owns some property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you should know that the Earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle."
- Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2477
Narrated Ibn Hawalah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah's chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.
- Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."
clues for the cluelessThe Arab culture is shame/honor based, which explains why they murder their daughters who are suspected of fornication. For Muslims, there is an even greater shame: being shown up as believing in a false idol. Allah promised them world domination: gradual, irreversible accretion of land through conquest. Allah promised that an army of faithful believers could defeat an army twice as large. They will never tolerate the existence of Israel because Israel proves the falsity of those promises, demonstrating the fact that Allah is an impotent idol.
- 8:66. Now Allâh has lightened your (task), for He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there are of you a hundred steadfast persons, they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a thousand of you, they shall overcome two thousand with the Leave of Allâh. And Allâh is with As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.).
- 13:41. See they not that We gradually reduce the land (of disbelievers, by giving it to the believers, in war victories) from its outlying borders. And Allâh judges, there is none to put back His Judgement and He is Swift at reckoning.