Jewish people have a right to live. They have a right to live in Jerusalem–where they’ve lived for thousands of years.
I’m tired of repeating “Jews have a right to live” every single day.
Terrorism is bad. Launching rockets into Jewish settlements is bad. An organization (Hamas) that has, as its charter, the extermination of the state of Israel, and that teaches its children to become suicide bombers is very bad.
Helen Thomas’s recent statement of her long-held anti-Semitic views cannot be defended by anyone. Or can it?
There’s the “First Amendment” bunch: Helen Thomas’s statements were awful, but she’s been there for a long time, and we don’t censor journalists on their opinions. Answer: The White House Press Corps has limited space, and there are thousands of news organizations. Al-Manar (Lebanese Hezbollah TV, banned in the US) doesn’t deserve a front-row seat in the White House Press Corps. Helen Thomas was little more than Al-Manar. Her comments revealed her to be an anti-Semite. Thomas is no more deserving a White House seat than Ku Klux Klan TV. Helen Thomas is, as always, entitled to her opinions; if you want to go to her website or read her books, then do so.
Fox News and Bloomberg News are both vying for the empty seat, and both are a whole lot more legitimate than Helen Thomas/Al-Manar.
Posted: June 14, 2010 10:27 AM
Lazy Reporters, Politicians and Comedians Bring Helen Thomas Down as an Unquestioning Public Cheers
Most people are also unaware that the person who conducted the video interview in late May, was not a reputable journalist like Helen Thomas, but a right-wing Long Island Rabbi with a website, which apparently is all you need to get press credentials to The White House for a Jewish Heritage event. Rabbi David Nesenoff uploaded the video to his website under the caption “Helen Thomas Tells Jews To Go Back To Germany”. Which isn’t a nice thing for her to say. Except she didn’t say it.
Scott Blakeman–political comedian? Is this supposed to be funny?
Thomas was taken down by “right-wing Long Island Rabbi with a website”–and we just can’t give websites to right-wingers. ‘Except she didn’t say it”–right, it’s a headline, pal, not an exact quote.
RABBI DAVID NESENOFF: Yeah, and any comments on Israel? We’re asking everybody today. Any comments on Israel?
HELEN THOMAS: Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.
RABBI DAVID NESENOFF: Ooh, any better comments than that?
UNIDENTIFIED: Helen is blunt.
HELEN THOMAS: Remember, these people are occupied, and it’s their land. It’s not Germany, and it’s not Poland.
RABBI DAVID NESENOFF: So where should they go? What should they do?
HELEN THOMAS: They could go home.
RABBI DAVID NESENOFF: Where is their home?
HELEN THOMAS: Poland, Germany–
RABBI DAVID NESENOFF: So the Jews–you’re saying Jews should go back to Poland and Germany?
HELEN THOMAS: –and America and everywhere else. Why push people out of there who have lived there for centuries? See?
It’s as anti-Semitic as you can have it. The country is called Israel, not Palestine. Jews have lived there longer than the “Palestinians,” but according to Helen Thomas, “Palestine” should be ethnically pure of Jews. The Jews should go back to Poland, Germany–it’s OK, no ovens now!
However crass, undiplomatic and imprecise her language, it is clear that Thomas was merely advocating the same two state solution that Jews like myself and a majority of Americans, Israelis and Palestinians support.
No, Mr. Political Comedian. She was advocating that all Jews leave the Middle East.
Thomas clearly means “Israeli” settlers in the West Bank, as the people who should go somewhere else.
And while of course she should have listed “Israel” as the first place they could go, the notion of Israeli and other Jews also living in 2010 Germany and Poland is simply not the same as what she has been recklessly accused of saying. Sending Jews back to the Germany and Poland of the Nazi years.
He doesn’t see any harm at all in what Helen Thomas said? This guy is a complete idiot! President Obama said I should try reading The Huffington Post?
mivogo 04:22 PM on 6/15/2010
“Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine” is calling for a two-state solution?? Come on.
At InfoWars.com, most thought that Helen Thomas was canned by the evil Jews for speaking the truth. One comment:
June 15th, 2010 at 4:45 am
The USA-Israeli-NWO-Zionist Inquisition coming to a city, a town , a village , a house near YOU! They will LIE , SMEAR, Hound , Harass , get you Fired, Close your bank account , until you BOW DOWN! But I will NOT bow down to those Servants of Satan!
Here’s another brilliant opinion from The Huffington Post:
Senior Foreign Policy Fellow, Media Matters Action Network
Anti-Israel Does Not Mean Anti-Semitic
Posted: June 14, 2010 09:53 AM
If she had said that American Jews should “get the hell out of America,” that would be anti-Semitic. But Israel-bashing is quite as permissible as Palestinian-bashing.
“All Jews out of Israel”–where they’ve lived for thousands of years–is not anti-Semitic? Don’t quit your day job at…Media Matters.
The anti-Semitism icing on the cake is “Helen Thomas: an Appreciation” by Paul Craig Roberts, at InfoWas.com. Paul Craig Roberts was a co-founder of Reaganomics (see Roberts’ Wikipedia page), but Roberts has long since left the reservation. He’s a 9-11 Truther and he’s very anti-Israel. He supposedly had signed off from journalism on March 26, 2010, but he returned for one more piece of poison:
Helen Thomas: an Appreciation
Paul Craig Roberts
June 16, 2010
The propagandists for the Israel Lobby, who occupy the Wall Street Journal editorial page while pretending to be journalists, are determined to remove Helen Thomas from the annals of journalism. In case you have already forgotten, a few days ago the distinguished career of Helen Thomas, the 89-year-old doyen of the White House Press Corps, was ended by the Israel Lobby, which made an issue about her opinion that immigrant Jews should leave Palestine and go back to their home countries.
Those evil Jews! Helen Thomas was an angel!
The White House Correspondents’ Association fell in line with the demands of the Israel Lobby, and the cowardly president of the organization added the association’s disapprobation to that of the neoconservative cabal.
It’s the neocons (code wode for “Zionists,” itself a code word for ‘Jews”)!
Of course, it is the Israelis who are doing the ethnic cleansing.
The population of Gaza continues to grow more than almost any place on earth, even after the “Palestinian holocaust” and “ethnic cleansing.” It gets worse.
Israel is an unnatural state. It was created by terror that was accommodated by craven British and US “diplomacy.” Israel exists for one reason only: the US government provides the money, weapons, and diplomatic protection. Any other government that murdered thousands of civilians in other countries, as Israel does routinely in Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank, would have its entire government and military on trial before the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague
The UN divided the place. The much-larger Palestinian state was called ‘Jordan.” The smaller Jewish state was called “Israel.” Almost immediately, Israel was attacked and had to fight for its existence. And this was right after the holocaust!
Every time the rest of the world tries to hold the Israeli government accountable for its crimes, the US vetoes the UN resolution. America has become the enabler of the Zionist-hijacked Israeli government. And the Israeli government knows it. Israeli government leaders have publicly bragged for decades about their control over the US government.
This crap never stops.
I am a critic of Israel’s heartless policy toward the Palestinians, but I do not want Israel destroyed. I want it moved or reformed. Bring the small number of Israelis to America before there is a nuclear war over the fact that they are where they should not be. To try to claim a land and dispossess its people on the basis of a spurious two thousand year year old deed is an audacious act of conquest and dispossession.
‘Spurious” two thousand year old deed? The Jewish factual history of Israel is spurious? Do you think we made up all the archaeological evidence of the place?
Bring the small number of Israelis to America? And murder the rest? Quite generous of you!
My proposal to relocate Israelis in the US is rhetorical, but why not insist that the Israelis, who are heavily dependent on US largess, reform? Why should Americans support an apartheid racist state that denies citizenship to the rightful inhabitants?
Why don’t you live in Saudi Arabia under sharia law, check out all the temples and churches over there, and then tell me about an “apartheid racist state.”
Allegedly, the US is a superpower, but in fact it is a puppet state of the Israeli government.
Maybe this guy IS Helen Thomas?
June 16th, 2010 at 2:13 pm
By Deception they Orchestrated 9-11 on us and Through FEAR they keep those who know the TRUTH silent.
The Jews did 9-11.
On May 31st, the week of the flotilla, I posted here: “Alex Jones and his Israel-bashing weekend.” Hatred was bad that weekend, but it’s lasting more than a weekend.
I agree with Alex Jones that our Constitutional rights are being eroded, especially under President Obama. I agree that President Obama has a “globalist” strategy, where America just isn’t “exceptional” at all. The United States is no better than Burkina Faso, for example.
But what Alex Jones just doesn’t get (or refuses to) is that globalism doesn’t help the Jewish people, who are outnumbered many times over. Under any global government–the United Nations, for example–the Islamic states always win. If Israel signed on to every international treaty and surrendered all of its weapons, there would be peace. Every Jew would be dead.
And that would be just a start on the attacking values that we hold in America and in the West.
So there you have it with some Helen Thomas defenders.
Hatred of the Jewish people never ends.