Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich created a firestorm last week when he stated that there is no such thing as 'Palestine' and thus, the 'Palestinians' are an 'invented' people. The controversy spilled over into the Republican Presidential debate Saturday night on ABC News when Gingrich reiterated his contention and further stated that Palestinians are terrorists.
The charge is actually two separate allegations that are to be considered separately.
First, from an historical perspective Gingrich is absolutely right. There is no such thing as 'Palestine' and the 'Palestinians' were a creation of 20th century meddlers in the region.
How do we know this is true?
None other than the top Arab leaders of the region said so themselves.