Gingrich spokesman defends controversial Palestinian remark
December 10th, 2011
11:57 AM ET
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Gingrich spokesman defends controversial Palestinian remark

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stands by his support for a Palestinian state, his spokesman said Saturday, despite his comment about an "invented Palestinian people" that has drawn fire from leaders in the West Bank and from a GOP rival.

Gingrich backs a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, said his spokesman, R.C. Hammond. But the Gingrich camp made no apology for the remark - which some Palestinian leaders declared "racist" - saying the former House speaker was simply referencing "decades of complex history."

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. gg

    who invented the new republican party–karl rove

    December 10, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. David

    In other words his plan is the same as Obamas.

    December 10, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  3. yu

    Newt needs to be carefull in what he says

    December 10, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. SiriusVH

    Gingrich just can't wait to make new enemies. He probably thinks that he does not have enough already.

    December 10, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |