Helen Thomas steps on Lobby’s toes; Again!

Helen Thomas, the former White House correspondent who stepped on Israeli toes during covering the ‘Jewish Heritage’ event at the White House on May 27, 2010 – when she told the Isreal-Firster Rabbi David Nesenoff what she think of the Western Jews occupying Palestine. She was hounded by the Israel Lobby and as the result she had to resigned her five decades-old job at the White House. Furthermore, under Jewish Lobby’s pressure – Wayne State University, the Detroit, Michigan, institution that Thomas graduated from in 1942, decided in December 2010 – not to give out the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award.

On February 16, 2011 – Helen thomas was interviewed on CNN’s  Joy Behar Show (watch the video below). She told Behar that once World War II ended, the Jews “didn’t have to go anywhere really, because they weren’t being persecuted anymore. But they were taking other people’s land.”

In fact. this is exactly what Mahatma Gandhi advised the leaders of the World Zionist movement that instead of occupying a foreign Arab land they should fight their persecution by non-violent protests in their native western countries.

“My sympathy does not blind me to the requirements of justice. The cry for the national home for the Jews does not make much appeal to me. The sanction for it is sought in the Bible and in the tenacity with which the Jews have hankered after their return to Palestine. Why should they not, like other peoples of the earth, make that country their home where they are born and where they earn their livelihood? ……. I am convinced that if someone with courage and vision can arise among them to lead them in non-violent action, the winter of their despair can, in the twinkling of an eye, be turned into the summer of hope,” Gandhi wrote in editorial in the Harijan of 11 November 1938.

Helen Thomas is correct. In fact the Jewish elites were not persecuted in Europe even before the WW II. Bryan Mark Rigg PhD has proved in his book, titled ‘Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers’ that as much as 150,000 German Jews took part in the Nazi Army. Hennecke Kardel has called Hitler: The Founder of Israel.

When asked on Behar’s program is she considers herself anti-Semitic, Thomas, whose parents were Lebanese, said, “Hell no, I’m a Semite.” Of the Jews she said, “They’re not Semites. Most of them are from Europe.”

Asked if she regretted making the remark that ended her career in Washington, she said, “I have regrets that everybody’s misinterpreted it and distorted it,” singling out former George W. Bush White House spokesman Ari Fleischer and Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman.

“We have organized lobbyists in favor of Israel, you can’t open your mouth,” she said. “If you say one thing about Israel, you’re off limits.”

Last September, CNN fired its popular Cuban-American news anchor, Rick Sanchez for saying that the Jews are not an “oppressed minority” and they control the news media.

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One response to “Helen Thomas steps on Lobby’s toes; Again!

  1. The Israelis have no right to Palestine and they should indeed go back. But, if they are not leaving, they could at least be decent neighbors and good citizens rather than invading and steal land and bombing children and other civilians as they wish. They might try being “just folks” like their neighbors.

    But Jews are the “exception” always. They are never “just folks” and they think that these simple-minded thoughts of decency are absurd and can barely wait to exploit and trample such people. The history of Israel is replete with lies and deceit. The only genuine purpose of the state has been to steal the entirety of Palestine and kick out the native peoples. This has been the project all along. The rest is talk.

    I think we should give Iran all the bombs they need on the condition that they use them on Israel in a surprise attack. Ok, ok, not nukes. Israel has been threatening to attack Iran everyday for months, so such a presumptive attack would be considered entirely justified by the world and comeuppance for these “exceptions.” This is what a smart US President would do. Naturally, the US would come to help Israel, but the dusting off would be a clear lesson for Israeli diplomacy and the Lobby here. And the truly “civilized” world (not Geller’s definition) would celebrate. One such blow in the name of US independence would send American stock sky high everywhere, even in Israel, if you can believe that.

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