Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The REAL "Invented" People!

I like others was totally appalled by the statement by the clown, Newton Gingrich, when he said to an Israeli reporter that the Palestinian people were an "Invented" people.    This type of statement by that blithering idiot showed how much the so called US republican party representatives were each doing everything possible to kiss Jewish ass to ensure that they would be the next President of the United States.  It also should have again shown every citizen in America how much their country is nothing more than a slave to criminal Israeli interests...

But what of the absolutely laughable statement about the Palestinian people being an "Invented" people?  Well, according to this article, from MJ Rosenberg, through Poor Richard's blog, at www.poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com, entitled: "The Real "Invented" People", it seems that there truly is an invented people, and they definitely are not the Palestinians... Here is that article in its entirety, and I do have some of my own comments to follow:




TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

The Real 'Invented' People


Newt Gingrich's controversial statement begs the question: Who invented a nationality? The Palestinians or the Israelis?

By MJ Rosenberg
December 26, 2011 "Information Clearing House" - - It is hard to believe that anyone who defends Israel's legitimacy as a state would buy into former Speaker Newt Gingrich's argument that Palestine is an "invented nation".

The singular triumph of the Zionist movement is that it invented a state and a people - Israel and the Israelis - from scratch. The first Hebrew-speaking child in 1900 years, Ittamar Ben-Avi, was not born until 1882. His father, the brilliant linguist Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, created a modern language for him to speak by improvising from the language of the Bible.

The founder of the Israeli state was Theodor Herzl (1860-1904), an assimilated Viennese writer who was convinced by the Dreyfus trial in France - and the horrendous right-wing anti-Semitism that resulted from it - that Jews had to get out of Europe.

In 1897, he wrote the book that would essentially inaugurate the Zionist movement. It was called Der Judenstaat (meaning "the Jews' state" or "the Jewish State"), which was his proposal for moving the Jews out of Europe and into their own country.

He didn't specify where the Jewish homeland should be. He was more concerned about quickly obtaining territory anywhere for Jews to seek refuge.

Later, he decided that Palestine made the most sense because that was where the Jewish people both began and exercised self-determination in ancient times, and where there already was a small minority of Jews. But he also spoke of finding a place in Africa or the Americas if Palestine was unavailable.

The reaction to Herzl's idea was primarily that he was a bit crazy. Jews committed to assimilation insisted that Jews were not a nation, but a religious faith. Their nationalities were French, German, Polish, Iraqi or American - not some imaginary Jewish nationality that had not existed for 1900 years.
100 years ago: 'just an idea'

As late as 1943, during the worst days of the Holocaust, the American Jewish Committee - which adhered to the assimilationist view - resigned from the body created by American Jews to respond to the Nazi catastrophe over its "demand for the eventual establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine".

Seventy-plus years later, it is impossible to argue that the Israeli nation is not as authentic and worthy of recognition as any in the world (more authentic than some, in fact).

The Hebrew language is spoken by millions of Jews and Palestinians. The Israeli culture is unique: Bearing little resemblance to any other in the world. In fact, diaspora Jews have as little in common with Israelis as African-Americans have with Africans.

Israelis are not just Jews who happen to live in Palestine, even though the concept of Israel-ness started just over a hundred years ago as nothing but an idea. They are Israelis, entitled to self-determination, peace and security in their own land.

And the Palestinians are every bit as much a nation. If the ultimate definition of authentic nationhood is continuous residence in a land for thousands of years, the Palestinian claim to nationhood is ironclad. They never left Palestine (except for those who either emigrated or became refugees after the establishment of Israel).

Those who deny that Palestinians have a nation base their case on two arguments, both of which are logically incoherent. The first is that Palestinians never exercised self-determination in Palestine; they were always governed by others from ancient times to the present day.

The answer to this is: So what?
What makes a people real?
Most nations in the world lacked self-determination for long periods of their history. The Polish nation existed between 1790 and 1918 even though the state was erased from the map - divided between Russia and Austro-Hungary. It achieved independence in 1918 only to again lose it to the Nazis, and then the Soviets from 1939 until 1989. Would anyone today argue that the Polish nation was invented?

The idea of it is ridiculous, especially when offered by Israelis or Americans (or Canadians, New Zealanders, Australians... ) whose national existence would have been unimaginable a few centuries ago.

The second argument is that Palestinians never thought of themselves as Palestinians until Jews started moving into their territory, that Palestinian nationalism is a response to Zionism.

Again, so what?

When European Jews docked in Jaffa, Palestine in the early immigration waves of the late 19th century, there were Arabs waiting at the port. When the Jews purchased land, it was Arabs who had to move out.

And if those Arabs didn't call themselves Palestinians until the Zionist movement began, neither did the Jews call themselves Israelis. Until 1948, they were just Jews. But each of the two peoples knew who they were and who the other was.

The bottom line is that today, the Palestinian nation is as authentic as the Israeli nation - and vice versa. Those who think either is going away are blinded by hatred.

To put it simply, the first part of the phrase self-determination is the word self. Both nations have the absolute right to define themselves as two nations which, hopefully, will evolve into two states. The alternative is national catastrophe not for one nation, but for two.

But why would Newt Gingrich care about that?
MJ Rosenberg is a Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network. The above article first appeared in Foreign Policy Matters, a part of the Media Matters Action Network.


NTS Notes:  First: For those naysayers that may suddenly scream the lie of "antisemitism" for the posting of this article, it must be noted that MJ Rosenberg is Jewish....

I guarantee that you will not find this type of report by MJ Rosenberg in any of the BS so called "History" books that have been indoctrinating and brainwashing people for the last century.  

It does appear that Newt Gingrich was partially right when he said there was an Invented people in Palestine... Little did he know that he was staring at one, the Israeli reporter, right in the eye when he made his laughable and false claim that it was the Palestinians.

What of course is missing from this story is where exactly these Jews, the real "invented" people, actually belong?  What we do know as truthful is that the majority of these "jews" are converted Indo-turkish Khazars, who have not one drop of Semitic blood in them whatsoever.   Their true past and their real country of origin is Khazaria, which is located in the central steppe region of Russia between the Caspian and Aral Seas.    The fact is, readers, that they have absolutely no rights to Palestine no matter what they may claim, and it is time now for the world to know the truth...

More to come

NTS


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