Gingrich defends assertion that Palestinians are an ‘invented’ people

11.12.2011                      15.Kislev. 5772

Newt Gingrich:

Gingrich defends assertion that Palestinians are an ‘invented’ people

'Is what I said factually true? Yes,' the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives said at the 13th Republican debate, drawing applause from the audience.

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Saturday defended his statement that the Palestinians are an "invented" people, brushing aside criticism that he had unnecessarily made the Mideast peace process more difficult.
"Is what I said factually true? Yes," Gingrich said during a candidate debate in which he drew applause for asserting that it was time someone spoke the truth about the nature of Israel's struggle with the Palestinians….