On a side note, Gingrich’s point that the Palestinians are in fact Arab is very odd. Arab people are defined by their linguistic unity. Saudis and Palestinians are Arabs and speak Arabic. Iranians are not Arabic. They speak Farsi. The fact that Palestinians are Arabic does not disqualify them as any nationality. The fact that Americans speak English does not make us citizens of the UK.
– E.D. Kain, Contributing writer to Forbes.com in a recent piece