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The Truth -You Didnt Remember What I Forgot

Reader comment on item: More Thoughts on Newt Gingrich and the Palestinians
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Submitted by Jay1 (United States), Dec 18, 2011 at 14:29

Gingrich spoke a historical truth. But will the truths continue? When the Palestinans claim that Israel is a colonial transplant, will that be questioned? As the Polish and Russian Jewish people began returning in number, in the mid to late 1800's, will the Palestinians be challenged as to "are you saying Poland and Russia were the colonial powers your referring to? For the Romanian or Persian Jews who returned, is Romania and todays Iran the colonial powers the Palestinians are referring to?

When Polish and Russian Jews were re(immigrating) in the mid to late 1800's, can the Palestinians be questioned about the Syrian,Lebanon, Bedouin,and Egyptian area Arabs that came "at the same time" that are now called rightful Palestinians? Do Palestinians mean a Jewish person with historic ties, language,religion, holidays and calenders to Israel is a foreigner,but an Arab Muslim with no historic ties to Palestine but lived closer than Poland is an A OK red blooded Palestinian? Lets move on. Does UN resolution 242 say a return to the 1967 lines ? To almost the 1967 lines? Equal land swaps? Withdrawel in exchange for land swaps? Land swaps at all? Lets move on one more time. When a writer for say ....a New York paper harps on "Bibi, show good faith ,freeze the growth or enlargement of settlements for the sake and chance of peace, didnt a tricked Bibi do that for 9 months? Did that writer write the Palestinians the riot act for that? For the Palestinians of Gazas missles? Hezbollahs missles in Lebanon? Did that writer who writes about Bibi this and Bibi that, recall that Ehud Barak this, and Bill Clinton that ,put up a proposal that he may have called the moment weve all been waiting for? Sure that writer does. But unlike Gingrich, the truth hurts. It takes courage and maybe a loss of interview contacts To whoever that writer thinks Im talking about ,this should be the headline of your next piece. The starting point of negotiations should be the Bill Clinton proposals.But in truth, you Palestinians should now expect measurably less. For you didnt remember what I forgot.

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