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PLO Envoy: Canaanites Were Occupiers Too

PLO Envoy: Canaanites Were Occupiers Too

If Newt Gingrich’s comments about Palestinian identity weren’t explosive enough, a PLO diplomat makes a counter-argument that’s an absolute bombshell. Maen Rashid Areikat, the PLO’s chief representative in the US, says the Palestinians pre-dated the Canaanites in a Washington Post op-ed: We lived under the rule of a plethora of empires: the Canaanites, Egyptians, Philistines,

Palestinian Reaction to Gingrich: Pot Calls the Kettle Black

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has kicked off a predictable storm over his declaration that the Palestinians are an “invented” people. I’m not going to comment on the rights or wrongs of this statement. But the Palestinian reaction caught my eye. Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat stated: What is the cause of violence, war in

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