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Helen Thomas quits over Israel remark

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 01:12 AM

Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas, who has covered every US president since John F Kennedy, has abruptly retired amid a storm of criticism over her controversial remarks about Israel.

Her retirement on Monday as a Hearst Newspapers columnist came after she was captured on video saying Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine" and that they should go "home" to Germany, Poland or the United States.

I find her comment to be true, the Jew who came to Palestine weren't even the original Jews who lived in that land, they forcefully came without the acceptance of the aborigines.

A true comment, but offensive.

But ofcurse it is offensive in the US, because Israel is the capital of US.

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by LittleSecret

Someone beat ya to it.


[edit on 11-6-2010 by speculativeoptimist]

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 01:29 AM
Well in my view, the whole idea of Jews in Israel is a little past the point of no return.

I was recently in a extremely liberal college social science class, and Israel (anti Israel)was a heavy topic throughout. At one point the professor said something to the effect of..."Well the Palestinians were there before the Jews...if you sold your house, and showed up 10 years later expecting it to just be handed it back, that wouldn't be right or realistic, would it?"

Simple fact is we can argue and bicker over what could have/should have happened in Israel's re-founding, but it's just turns into overinflated grandiose statements in the present. We can discuss any topic in the past and say what should have happened. They are there, they aren't leaving, that's that. To say "They should go back to Germany/Poland" etc is frankly asinine at this point.

Fairness and political correctness seem to rule the modern world. It, in reality, doesn't work on wishes of peace and fairness. While I can't say I like the woman, she's way past her prime in the job, I don't know if this was grounds to quit.

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 02:40 AM
reply to post by FrostForests

Yes agreed a point of no return therefore people shouldn't concentrate but accept the fact that Jews did come from all across the world to reside on Palestine, and that Palestinians do also need a homeland, they deserve it.

They have been fighting for so long, why is a piece of land more important than a human life.

That is what an ATS colleague posted and I was stunned immediately by the power of those words.

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