Gingrich


. . . is for low-information voters. Or, put another way, . . . I’ll report, you decise.

From a RawStory piece (my bolds)

Gingrich, who said his worldview was “pretty close” to that of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also described the Obama administration’s Middle East diplomacy as “out of touch with reality.” He inisted that Obama and his aides “lie to themselves” about the conflict, which he portrayed as one “between a civilian democracy that obeys the rule of law and a group of terrorists that are firing missiles every day.”

As I commented at Left-Handed Nib

Most people in the U.S. say that Israel has a right to defend itself and that is where their thinking, knowledge and conversation end.

“They do not realize that Israel is a signatory to the Fourth Geneva Convention which says that the seizure or destruction of property in occupied territories is forbidden. Article 47 outlines that occupying powers must not make changes to property in occupied territories.

“Seizure of land in occupied territories is prohibited under Article 52 of the Hague Regulations of 1952, which is a part of international law.”

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer – Phyllis Bennis p.43

Israel is definitely not obeying international law and Gingrich is just ‘sucking up’ to the Jewish vote.

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