As always, reading Atlas Shrugs blog by Pamela Geller is quite informative about the Middle East and the article she posted on her blog by Eli E. Hertz is no exception. I was taught as a child that Israel is God’s promised land for the Jews. I was confused as I grew up and realized many people don’t believe Israel is the Jewish people’s homeland. This article explains in a way that is very understandable and states why Newt Gingrich was right in his comments about the Palestinian people. I know many people will disagree with this article and hatred of the Jews and Israel runs rampant throughout the world, but since I stand with Israel, I found that this article is straight to the point.
Please read it, and thank you to Pamela Geller for making it available. Here’s just a little sample of the article:
Palestine is a Geographical Area, Not a Nationality December 11, 2011 | Eli E. Hertz
In an interview with Republican Presidential Primary front-runner and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, a former Professor and Historian, he explains his position on the Arab-Israeli conflict and states that the Palestinians are “an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs.”
It is time to tell the truth that is based on facts:
Until the Jews began returning to the Land of Israel in increasing numbers from the late 19th century to the turn of the 20th, the area called Palestine was a deserted waste land that belonged to the Ottoman Empire, based in Turkey.
‘Palestinianism’ in and of itself lacks any substance of its own. Arab society on the West Bank and Gaza suffer from a deep social cleavage created by a host of rivalries based on divergent geographic, historical, sociological and familial allegiances.
What glues Palestinians together is a carefully nurtured hatred of Israel and the rejection of Jewish nationhood.