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December 11, 2011 2:59 am

Gingrich Defends Position on Invented Palestinian Nation

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LA Times – After sparking controversy when he said that the Palestinians are “an invented” people,  Newt Gingrich doubled down on the comment Saturday despite being scolded by rivals.

“The fact is, the Palestinian claim to a right of return is based on a historically false story,” Gingrich said. ” ‘Palestinian’ did not become a common term until after 1977. This is a propaganda war in which our side refuses to engage and we refuse to tell the truth when the other side lies.”

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