Ever since I watched the video where Gingrich calls Palestinians an invented people, I've been trying to think of an analogy that would show just how ridiculous he's being.
Recognizing that any analogy is going to have weaknesses, what comes to mind is that it would be like saying the Sioux or Cherokee or Navajo are "invented people." Just as the Palestinians lived in the Middle East prior to the formation of a country we recognize as Israel, those Native Americans lived in the United States before Western Europeans came along and claimed a country. And just as the Palestinians were part of a larger Arab empire, Native American tribes were spread all over both the North and South American continents.
So I wonder...would Gingrich call the Sioux or Cherokee or Navajo "invented people?"