The truth about 'Palestine'

BY DAN CALIC, YNET— “Don’t ask me nothing about nothing about nothing, I just might tell you the truth.” The iconic song writer Bob Dylan penned these lyrics in the mid 1960s. In light of the recent comments by presidential candidate Newt Gingrich regarding the “Palestinians,” Mr. Gingrich might feel inclined to invoke Dylan’s lyric…

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Clinton: Gingrich remarks were 'unhelpful'

BY ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said that Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s remarks about Palestinian Authority Arabs were “unhelpful.” Gingrich told The Jewish Channel last week that the claim of Palestinian Authority Arabs to be “a people” is not legitimate. The former Speaker of the House of…

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The invention of Palestine

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JEWISH PRESS— What a remarkable breath of fresh air. For the first time in recent memory, a prominent American politician has had the courage to speak some unvarnished truths about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In video footage released on December 9, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told the Jewish…

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A badly invented people

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD, FRONTPAGEMAG— In the post-news environment, media no longer exists to report, it exists to disseminate glib talking points that sound good at first, but don’t stand up to examination. Fact checks, one of the latest media gimmicks, have become another vector for disseminating talking points. So have media blogs which began repeating…

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Iran propositions Saudis, seeks anti-US pact, offers nuclear cooperation

BY DEBKAFILE— A large Iranian delegation led by Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi visited Riyadh Monday, Dec. 12 and put a proposition before Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz: Why not bury the Saudi royal house’s historic feud with the ayatollahs of Tehran and form an anti-US and anti-Zionist pact for leading the Middle East? The Iranians…

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Who are the Palestinians?

By YORAM ETTINGER, ISRAEL HAYOM— Contrary to political correctness, Palestinian Arabs have not been in the area west of the Jordan River from time immemorial; no Palestinian state ever existed, no Palestinian People was ever robbed of its land and there is no basis for the Palestinian “claim of return.” Most Palestinian Arabs are descendants…

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Report: Syria arms missiles with chemical warheads

BY TODAY’S ZAMAN— The Syrian regime, which has endured nine months of civil unrest spurred by the Arab Spring as it swept across the Middle East, has armed its medium-range missile arsenal with chemical warheads. According to a report published by the Sabah daily Sunday, Damascus armed 600 one-ton chemical warheads to use in the…

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Gingrich’s fresh hope

By CAROLINE GLICK — JPOST Gingrich’s statement about the Palestinians was entirely accurate. That is, the Palestinian people were invented 91 years ago. Last Friday, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, did something revolutionary. He told the truth about the Palestinians. In an interview with The Jewish…

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'Iran to reverse-engineer, mass produce US drone'

BY JPOST— Iran will reverse-engineer the US drone it captured on December 4, Iran’s Press TV quoted a senior Iranian official as saying Sunday. Parviz Sorouri, member of the Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, said that his country will “mass produce” the drones in the near future. He also said that the…

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Why Newt Gingrich is right on Palestine

BY BENYAMIN KORN, ISRAPUNDIT— What do Golda Meir, lifelong socialist and prime minister of Israel, and Newt Gingrich, lifelong conservative and current presidential candidate, have in common? The courage to tell the truth about ”Palestine.” Gingrich stirred up a hornet’s nest last week when he remarked that “The Palestinians are an invented people.” Golda made…

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