It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Saturday, December 10, 2011

BREAKING: Newt Gingrich Denies Legitimacy of ISRAEL

Newt Gingrich:  "Remember there was no Israel as a state. It was part of the British Mandate. And I think that we’ve had an invented Israeli people, who are in fact Europeans, and were historically part of the European community. And they had a chance to go many places."

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Actually that's not what he said at all. It was quite the opposite really. Here is the video clip...

“Remember there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places.” -- Newt Gingrich
So it's not the legitimacy of Israel Gingrich denies, but the legitimacy of Palestine. This is Zionism, plain and simple, and it's a double standard. The State of Israel was CREATED by a UN mandate. It is just as much an artificial state as Palestine, if not more so. Gingrich's position is also intellectually dishonest, and in my opinion, it is designed to gain Jewish votes while Obama is losing them.

Let's be intellectually honest about this. If the UN can mandate the State of Israel, than it can also mandate the State of Palestine, and if it cannot (or should not) mandate Palestine, than what do we say of the State of Israel?