“If we disagree with them…we don’t do it in public.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“My view is this: We stand with the Israeli people. We link arms with them. If we disagree with them, like this president has time and time again, we don't do it in public like he's done it, we do it in private. And we let the Israeli leadership describe what they believe the right course is going forward.”

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“Palestinian claim to a right of return is based on a historically false story.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“The fact is, the Palestinian claim to a right of return is based on a historically false story. Somebody oughta have the courage to go all the way back to the 1921 League of Nations mandate for a Jewish homeland, point out the context in which Israel came into existence, and "Palestinian" did not become a common term until after 1977.”

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“These people are terrorists.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

Somebody oughta have the courage to tell the truth: These people are terrorists. They teach terrorism in their schools. They have textbooks that say, ‘If there are 13 Jews and nine Jews are killed, how many Jews are left?’ We pay for those textbooks through our aid money. It's fundamentally-- time for somebody to have the guts to stand up and say, ‘Enough lying about the Middle East.’”

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“Is what I said factually correct? Yes? Is it historically true? Yes.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

[In response to a question about chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat’s comment: “Mark my words: These statements of Gingrich will be the ammunition and weapons of the bin Ladens and the extremists for a long, long time.”] “How would he know the difference? Look from historic, George, simply. Is-- is what I said factually correct? Yes. Is it historically true? Yes. Are we in a situation where every day, rockets are fired into Israel while the United States, the current administration, tries to pressure the Israelis into a peace process?

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“To go out of our way and say so-and-so is not a real people? Technically and historically, yes…”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“N-- no, I don't agree with [the Palestinians being an "invented people"]. And that's just stirrin' up trouble. And I-- I believe in a non-interventionist foreign policy. I don't think we should get in the middle of these squabbles. But to go out of our way and say that so-and-so is not a real people? Technically and historically, yes-- you know, under the Ottoman Empire, the Palestinians didn't have a state, but neither did Israel have a state then too….But-- historically, it-- it-- you know, under the Ottoman Empire, that i-- that is-- technically-- correct.”

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“You will not see a catch and release program.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“You will not see a catch and release program like this administration has today th-- where people who are caught who are illegally in this country, and because they haven't been (RUSTLING) caught in a violent situation, they're released. Released into the general population. That's the problem that we've got in this country.”

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“No favoritism…for those that have come here illegally.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“I do not want to do something which encourages another wave of illegal immigration. So, from my view-- viewpoint, the key-- the key measure is this: No favoritism for permanent residency or citizenship for those that have come here illegally.”

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“Settle their affairs and then return home and get in line at the back of the line.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“Secure the border. Once we do that, we can start talking about the 11 million or whatever number that may be that are in the country illegally. My own view is those 11-- 11 million people should register the fact that they're here in the country. They should be given some transition period of time to allow them to-- settle their affairs and then return home and get in the-- in line at the back of the line with everybody else that wants to come here.”

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“They get residency. And the pay a penalty in order to get residency.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“Well, I-- that's why you have the citizen review panel. The per-- the person has to have been here 25 years, have genuine ties to the community, be a good citizen, and have an American family sponsor them. And they still don't get citizenship. This is not amnesty. They get residency. And they pay a penalty in order to get residency. “

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“We should make deportation dramatically easier.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“I think most of the workers who are here who have no ties to us should go home immediately. I think we should make deportation dramatically easier. This is, I think frankly we oughta make English the official language of government. And we oughta have an effective guest worker program with very severe penalties for those employers who hire people illegally.”

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