Newt Gingrich recently asserted that the Palestinians are “an invented people,” and that they are also “terrorists.” Gingrich then offered this alleged history:
“Remember there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire,” Gingrich told The Jewish Channel in an interview released on Friday.
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[The] American Task Force on Palestine spokesman Hussein Ibish was quick to point out that “there was no Israel and no such thing as an ‘Israeli people’ before 1948,” when the Jewish state was established.
Glenn Greenwald has pointed out that the most damaging words tend to be those words like “terrorism,” which have no clear meaning.