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More Thoughts on Newt Gingrich and the Palestinians

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Submitted by Judith (United States), Dec 19, 2011 at 18:01

Great interview with Dr. Pipes. Pure and simple history shows no interest in Jerusalem or even Palestine for thousands of years by Arabs except for its geographic location as a trade route between North Africa and Europe. Mohammed never mentioned being in Jerusalem and to this day Muslim Arab children play soccer on the Temple Mount which is disrespectful according to Islam. It's rhetoric only to deny the truth. There is no importance to this region or to Jerusalem unless the Jewish people and Christians care about it.

As Dr. Pipes reveals, Palestinians were never interested in the real estate until Jews and Christians tried to take it back from the Ottoman Turks. Contemporary Arab rhetoric is a political invention that if repeated enough was bound to fool some people. It was refreshing to see at least one politician tell the truth.

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The Invented tribe in Israel [147 words]Muslimk***Dec 31, 2011 16:41192167
More Thoughts on Newt Gingrich and the Palestinians [142 words]JudithDec 19, 2011 18:01191856
Nice Interview [20 words]JMeschDec 18, 2011 12:15191820
1lighting a candle [174 words]Jules PostenDec 17, 2011 10:04191788
3Obama and Israel [73 words]Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemiDec 18, 2011 17:55191788
2Thank you Dr. Pipes [58 words]Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemiDec 16, 2011 20:29191777
The Truth -You Didnt Remember What I Forgot [356 words]Jay1Dec 18, 2011 14:29191777
What's in a name? [94 words]Rebecca MouldsDec 16, 2011 09:42191750
9More thoughts on Newt Gingrich and the Palestinians [92 words]Nenette GrunbergDec 16, 2011 00:42191734
Gingrich the attack dog. [65 words]Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemiDec 25, 2011 14:43191734
outsider's opinion [12 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanDec 25, 2011 22:40191734
3Great points and historical relativism [131 words]saraDec 15, 2011 17:18191723
1Palestinians [22 words]Lujack SkylarkDec 19, 2011 02:12191723
Brief [54 words]Amin RiazDec 19, 2011 19:07191723
3Aha-- what? [1196 words]saraDec 20, 2011 18:02191723
Refutation [1225 words]Amin RiazDec 20, 2011 20:07191723
3Thank you Sara [122 words]Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemiDec 25, 2011 15:30191723

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