Herman Cain And The “So-Called Palestinians”

This post first appeared as “Herman Cain Angers Palestinians With Latest Gaffe” on The Shmooze blog of the Forward.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has once again demonstrated that he could use a crash course in American foreign policy. His latest blunder in this subject area comes as a quote from him in Israel Hayom, the Israeli right-wing mass circulation tabloid backed by American multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

Sounding more extreme than even the most hardened Israeli nationalist, Cain referred to the Palestinians dismissively as “the so-called Palestinian people.” He was speaking of the Palestinian’s seeking U.N. membership and the full quote was “I think that the so-called Palestinian people have this urge for unilateral recognition because they see this president [Obama] as weak.”

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© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.


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One Response to “Herman Cain And The “So-Called Palestinians””

  1. freedemocracy Says:

    There are at least 623,000 results for a search: “so called palestinians” http://www.google.com/search?q=%22so+called+palestinians%22

    • Chicago Tribune (1983): The massive Arab immigration into Palestine during the Mandate period accounts for roughly 75 percent of the supposedly “Palestinian” population present at the time of the partition in 1948.
    • Professor (1973): Obviously the great majority of “Palestinians” were themselves Immigrants or sons or grandsons of immigrants from other Arab lands, that came to partake of the prosperity generated by the Jews. Entire towns and villages in 1948 could trace their origins to other countries…
    • S. African (2007) : Eighty per cent of current ‘Palestinians’ are illegal immigrants or the children or grandchildren thereof who were quietly welcomed by the British administrators of the Mandate. Any Arab peasant or job seeker found a ready welcome in unadministered “refugee camps”, becoming a ‘Palestinian’ overnight.
    • Jurist who lectured at the Academy of International Law in the Hague (1944): most of the inhabitants of Palestine were not the descendants of its original indigenous population, but rather many were immigrants themselves.
    • Scientist: The absolute majority of the so-called Palestinians are descendants of the Twentieth Century Arab immigrants who searched for a rewarding chunk of the economical boom engendered by the returning Jews.
    • Researcher: There is no age-old Palestinian people. Most so-called Palestinians are relative newcomers to The Land of Israel.

    See extended research of ‘The Truth about “Palestinian” Arabs A.K.A. Arab immigrants’ children, grandchildren & the vastly vacant desolate land prior to the rise of Jewish return’ at:

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