Helen Thomas–Shame on You!

Long-time White House correspondent, Helen Thomas was asked last Friday concerning her opinion of Israel. Her response was that the Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine.” The whole thing was videoed. She advocated sending the Jews back to Poland or Germany…

Press secretary Ari Fleischer calls for her resignation: “She should lose her job over this,” Fleischer said in an email. “As someone who is Jewish, and as someone who worked with her and used to like her, I find this appalling.”

You can read the story here and here.

Thomas’s statement on the surface shows her ignorance of history and especially documented Jewish history. In the Weekly Standard, Charles Krauthammer wrote,

“Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store.”

Here is a very brief history of Israel and the Jewish people. Worth the read.

On a deeper level, Thomas’s statement reveals a heart of bigotry. Why does the American media elite tolerate this view, spoken publicly? I believe in the freedom of press, but not the freedom of xenophobic remarks. What if Thomas had called for all blacks to return to Africa or Chinese to China or Indians to India or Arabs to Saudi? Can you imagine the outrage?

Thomas essentially requested ethnic cleansing. I don’t want Helen Thomas “unbiasedly” reporting the news… do you?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jerri says:

    Thanks for posting this, Bonnie. I really hope she loses her job over this. I’ve never liked her rudeness, but this takes the cake. It blows my mind that people still think this way in the 21st century.

  2. Syble says:

    I agree with my daughter…….who does this so called “corespondent” think she is??? She’s a very misinformed, biased, and bitter person in my books and has been for a long time. May God help her!

  3. Deborah Blakley Smith says:

    Bonnie thank you for responding so quickly and accurately. The pen is very strong and when in the hand of a yielded master brings resounding truth for the masses. The battle is fierce and at our door.
    Let each man arise to their individual responsibility………….

  4. Barry says:

    This senile old wart-hog is proof again the press cannot be trusted. They have for too long been able to sway the feeble minded to their agenda.

    Get rid of her. Send her back to oz where they can through water on her.

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