Why did Newt shake hands with Yasser Arafat if palestinians are "invented people"?

GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich stirred up plenty of controversy last week when he called Palestinians an "invented people" in an interview from the campaign trail. All of which makes the above 1993 photo of Gingrich, then House Minority Whip, embracing the late Palestinian Liberation... show more GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich stirred up plenty of controversy last week when he called Palestinians an "invented people" in an interview from the campaign trail.
All of which makes the above 1993 photo of Gingrich, then House Minority Whip, embracing the late Palestinian Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat,
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