All peoples at some stage were 'invented'. Just like there was no Palestine, there was no Israel until 1948 and by creating Israel, Palestinians were created. You can't deny there are people living on the 'invented' land, whether you call them Palestinians or arabs, whose ancestors had been living there for hundreds of years and who have all the rights to claim that land and establish a state there. No country in this world came to exist as a result of an organic process, all of them were shaped through interactions with other countries/ethnic groups (e.g. Israel, US) and are based on historic events. Just like the Palestinian state will one day be shaped by history. Whether you consider these people invented or not doesn't give anyone the right to treat them like animals: the simple fact is that they are human beings living on their ancestral land having the same basic human rights like any other 'invented' people. Thus making the discussion whether they or invented or not irrelevant. As for Gingrich and the so-called American democracy: it is sad to see that American presidential candidates have to bow for certain ethnic groups in order to grab the presidency, What policy can we expect from this kind of opportunists? Politics is a serious game that affects all of us, I think the US and the world deserve better.
Two seriously wounded in crime-related shooting in Netanya (Haaretz)