By: Hank Hardy
Here’s an excerpt of an article about a remark by Mike Huckabee during his visit to Israel:
“GOP presidential contender makes inflammatory claim — again
Mike Huckabee (Credit: AP/Keith Srakocic)
Mike Huckabee has revived the incendiary notion that there’s no such thing as a Palestinian people, repeating an assertion that has been condemned by a wide spectrum of historians and political analysts.
The likely Republican presidential hopeful made the claim in an interview with the Washington Post, for the paper’s story on Huckabee’s guided tours of Israel. (Price tag: $5,250.) Tourists have the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers, including Zionist Organization of America president Morton Klein. The Post reports that Klein told Huckabee’s group that the idea of a Palestinian people is a fiction — a declaration with which Huckabee readily concurred.
“The idea that they have a long history, dating back hundreds or thousands of years, is not true,” the former Arkansas governor and Fox News host told the Post.
This isn’t the first time Huckabee has advanced the idea. “I have to be careful saying this, because people get really upset — there’s really no such thing as a Palestinian,” Huckabee told a Massachusetts rabbi during his 2008 presidential campaign. “That’s been a political tool to try to force land away from Israel.”
Newt Gingrich echoed Huckabee’s remarks in 2011, proclaiming that “we’ve had invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs, and who were historically part of the Arab community.” Gingrich’s remarks attracted more than the predictable condemnation from Palestinian officials, also drawing derision from Israeli historians and Mitt Romney, Gingrich’s GOP presidential rival.
Well Mr. Huckabee, the old adage says “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s a duck”. This does not apply in your case because you look intelligent, you talk like an intelligent person but you’re dumb as a door nail, that’s if you really believe what you say. You’re not a duck, you’re a craw.
I understand that you were trying to kiss the Israelis’ ass because they are paying for your trip and you’re hoping that they and their allies in the US would support you when you run for a president, but to say something outrageous and stupid, would put you in the dumb column not the intelligent. Just think about it, even Newt Gingrich, whose intellect is known to be lacking at best, is repeating your statement.
Here’s a brief lesson of history for you. The land that the Israelis occupy now has never been called Israel until 1948 when they over powered the Palestinians and robbed them of their land at gun point. That land has ALWAYS been called PALESTINE, and the people who live on it are called Palestinians. You ought to be ashamed of yourself releasing such a false and stupid statement just to kiss up to your masters.
Here’s a question for you Mr. Know it all, if the people who lived for thousands of years in Palestine should not, in your opinion, be called Palestinians because they are “invented people” for the purpose of forcing land away from Israel, what do you call the people in Israel who were collected from other countries to form the country of Israel? Are they Russians, Americans, Arabs or what? A huge number of them where not even born in Israel?
The writer of the article concluded with this statement:
“The Palestinians exist now, and that’s a politico-diplomatic reality with which a President Huckabee would have to reckon. His unwillingness to do so reveals him to be either embarrassingly ignorant or deeply dishonest.