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Helen Thomas: Jews Should Go Back to 'Germany'
Newsbusters ^ | 06/4/10 | Ken Shepherd

Posted on 06/04/2010 8:03:54 PM PDT by Mozilla

White House press corps dean Helen Thomas -- on the day that the White House hosted a Jewish Heritage Celebration, no less -- said that Jews who live in Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go "home."

When asked where home was for Israeli Jews, Thomas offered "Poland, Germany... and America and everywhere else" from which the founding generation of the State of Israel originally hailed.

Breitbart.tv has the YouTube video, which was released by RabbiLive.com (h/t Gateway Pundit). At right you can view our Eyeblast version by clicking the play button in the embed.

It's been centuries decades since anyone believed Helen Thomas was anywhere near an objective journalist, but this makes it clear that she's at best tactless and unreasonable and at worst an anti-Semite.

Question to mull over in the comments section: Should Thomas lose her coveted seat in the White House press briefing room over this?

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Sickening comments.
1 posted on 06/04/2010 8:03:54 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Every once in a while one of these elitist, over-educated yet functionally stupid jerks lets their guard down. The so-called self-ascribed “liberals” are the most hateful, racist, biased, opinionated group on the planet. They shouldn’t be given anything sharper than a twinkie.


2 posted on 06/04/2010 8:59:41 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Mozilla
Drudge has had a great big photo on his site for the past few hours:

Underneath, the headline reads: "WH PRESS QUEEN: JEWS GET OUT OF ISRAEL, GO BACK TO POLAND!"

Heh, heh, heh.

3 posted on 06/04/2010 9:01:00 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mozilla

If it weren’t for the jews, christians, AND idol worshippers, there would be no “Palestinians”; certainly not “moslem” ones! Even the moslems know this, at least the educated ones do.

Cue Helllllen pic in 3,2,1 and...


4 posted on 06/04/2010 9:10:35 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (Rev. Wright said "G_d D_mn America!". B-HO replied, "I'll do my best.")
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To: Mozilla
" White House press corps dean Helen Thomas.."

If there was ever a White House Press 'Corpse' it's Helen Thomas. My God as much as I hated them, at least Teddy Kennedy and John Murtha had the common courtesy of dropping dead. The most decent thing they ever did for their country. Come on Helen, get the G.D. program!

5 posted on 06/04/2010 9:12:37 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / I'm not anti-government, I'm anti-democrat!)
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To: Mozilla

Gonna be hard to claim she “mispoke” or that her remarks were “misconstrued”.


6 posted on 06/04/2010 9:12:49 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Cicero

So, the ugliness is not just on the outside; but also in her soul...


7 posted on 06/04/2010 9:13:59 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: Mozilla

I say that UGLY, OLD, BEASTLY Lebanese reporters who live in the United States should get the hell out of the United States and go home to Lebanon.


8 posted on 06/04/2010 9:15:07 PM PDT by jmax
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To: Mozilla
The rampant racism of the left is sickening.
9 posted on 06/04/2010 9:30:10 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: Cicero

Have a cupcake hon.

What a couple of cupcakes. We are so screwed.


10 posted on 06/04/2010 9:32:17 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: Mozilla

I’m guessing Auschwitz is the part of Germany she’d like them to “go back” to. Can’t they 0bamacare the old whore and save us the embarrassment already?


11 posted on 06/04/2010 9:35:29 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Trod Upon

Hey stupid, you meant Poland.


12 posted on 06/04/2010 9:36:40 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Trod Upon

Germany didn’t exactly want them, Helen.


13 posted on 06/04/2010 9:40:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mozilla

Well we do have to give her a little break. She is old, very very very very old.

PHILADELPHIA INQIRER JULY 2, 1863

Headline: Helen Thomas says, The Confederates should get the Hell out of Gettysburg.


14 posted on 06/04/2010 9:53:11 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Palin will see the Potomac from Her House)
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To: Mozilla

And was here I thought UGLY was only skin deep


15 posted on 06/04/2010 9:56:43 PM PDT by munin (Enki did it)
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To: Mozilla

She looks like one of those trolls that hang out under bridges.


16 posted on 06/04/2010 10:08:45 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Mozilla

To the Nazi’s concentration camps? This woman has a very sick mind!!!!!!!


17 posted on 06/04/2010 10:18:04 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Mozilla

imagine the uproar in the mainstream media if Pat Buchanan or Glenn Beck had said this. It would be re-hashed 24/7 but when she says it you practically have to search youtube for the statement.


18 posted on 06/04/2010 10:37:10 PM PDT by SorosOwnsObama
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To: SorosOwnsObama

ARE there any Jews in Germany or Poland? Helen Thomas lived through WWII. I’m sure she cheered Hitler on while he was wiping them out.


19 posted on 06/04/2010 10:41:13 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Mozilla

she should have lost her seat long ago


20 posted on 06/04/2010 10:50:37 PM PDT by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned automobile is STILL A USED CAR!!!)
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To: Mozilla

Helen Thomas should go to hell.


21 posted on 06/04/2010 11:26:02 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Mozilla

No doubt saying what all leftists really think.


22 posted on 06/04/2010 11:27:18 PM PDT by riri
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To: riri

And just yesterday a liberal told me that racism was a characteristic of conservatism.

As Mark Twain said, self-deception is mankind’s greatest talent.


23 posted on 06/05/2010 12:04:09 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Mozilla
Just when you think things cannot possibly get any worse.
Then 78% Liberal Jew vote for a Obama.

It is Obama and the ethos that he brings, that empowered her to say that.

Hey! Liberal Jews! These people are not kidding around anymore. You better WAKE UP, or you and you family are going to wind up dead. OH, you will still be ‘enlightened’, oh so intellectual, oh so latte sipping yuppies, except you will just be dead.

24 posted on 06/05/2010 1:42:41 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: All

youtube link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQcQdWBqt14


25 posted on 06/05/2010 5:21:22 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: All
Some interesting related articles.

Ari Fleischer Says Hearst Should Fire Helen Thomas

Former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer, who endured a lot of pointed Helen Thomas questions, told Sam Stein of The Huffington Post that Hearst Newspapers should dismiss Thomas for saying Jews need to "get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Poland and Germany.

"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."

"She is advocating religious cleansing. How can Hearst stand by her? If a journalist, or a columnist, said the same thing about blacks or Hispanics, they would already have lost their jobs."

Thomas would apologize in a written statement, saying she deeply regretted the comments -- which were offered in response to the killing of pro-Palestinian activists by Israel forces and came, ironically, during the White House's Jewish Heritage Celebration.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2010/06/05/ari-fleischer-says-hearst-should-fire-helen-thomas

CAMERA blog:

In a 2004 speech to the Al-Hewar Center near Washington, D.C., a few days before the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Thomas, then 84, returned to her favorite obsessions: "Good evening, fellow terrorists .... or is it evil ones? I simply say so because I presume that most of you are against the invasion and the occupation of Iraq."

At the center, which reportedly has hosted speakers reflecting the intolerant Wahhabi school of Islam, she also declared that "... It turns out (can you imagine?) that even Middle Easterners — Arabs — will fight for their own land. They are what we call the insurgents, or terrorists, or even the enemy. They’re the enemy in their own country, trying to defend their own land .... During World War II, those who resisted the Nazi occupation were heralded for their resistance against tyranny. But when Arabs do that, do they get that kind of salute? The Palestinians who resist every day the tyrannical occupation are in the same boat...."

When the failing UPI was purchased by Rev. Sun Myoung Moon’s News World corporation in 2000, Thomas resigned and became a political columnist for Hearst Newspapers. In a May 19, 2004 commentary criticizing Democratic Party presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry for having voted to authorize use of force against Iraq, Thomas complains that "on the Middle East, Kerry is simply a ‘me too’ echo of Bush when it comes to endorsing Israel’s illegal land grab on the Palestinian-occupied West Bank."

There is no "illegal land grab."Israel’s security barrier, designed as a temporary anti-terrorism measure, encompasses less than eight percent of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria). And Israelis as well as Arabs have legitimate claims in the territory, as the authors of U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 — which deals with the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, including Israeli conquest of the West Bank — acknowledged.

Thomas’ Israel problem with goes deeper than Israeli control of the West Bank. She appears to doubt the legitimacy of the Jewish state in the first place. In a Jan. 22, 2007 interview on the leftist radio program "Democracy Now!" Thomas told host Amy Goodman that "if you were a Palestinian — and they were 85 percent in the majority when the British decided that that could be the Jewish homeland — I mean, what would you think? Americans have to put themselves in other people’s positions. Put yourself an Iraqi. I mean, we invade a country without any cause, because it was there.

"The British have no right to give. It was part of the Ottoman empire. The Ottoman empire was falling apart. They [Great Britain] didn’t own Palestine. They got a mandate through the League of Nations, but they had no right to give it away.

"I think that since World War II, it’s that if you took a position against Israel, they were automatically — you would be labeled antisemtic. I am more Semitic than most journalists I know."

Factually, the League of Nations granted Great Britain the Palestine mandate after World War I in part because the British government, in the Balfour Declaration, already had recognized the Jewish people’s ancient and continuing ties to the land. London quickly suspended Jewish rights to settle in three-quarters of mandatory territory and created the Arab state of Trans-jordan, now Jordan. Palestinian Arabs then generally considered themselves part of greater Syria; there was no country of "Palestine."

Thomas’ claim to being "Semitic" also was misleading. Despite recent Arab propaganda attempts to hijack the term, as at the 2001 U.N. conference in Durban, antisemitism was coined in 19th century Germany to make hatred of Jews sound more "scientific." "Semitic," an 18th century German coinage, referred to a group of related languages, not peoples. A person of Arab heritage, like Thomas, can indeed be antisemitic.

http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=118&x_article=1528

American Thinker:

Thomas has spent much of her time as a White House correspondent launching anti-Israel assaults. Her Israel condemnation is so immediate that then-press secretary Tony Snow described her perspective as "the Hezb'allah view." In fact, at a press conference last week, she chastised current press secretary Robert Gibbs about his need to wait for facts before condemning Israel. Helen Thomas to Gibbs: Why didn't you immediately jump to conclusions about this 'deliberate massacre' like I did?"

Thomas is not some doddering old aunt, who must be tolerated despite her peccadilloes. She is a power player in Washington D.C. In fact, just a few weeks ago, she was the headliner at Representative Jan Schakowky's "Power Lunch." Schakowksy (D-IL 9th), who has embraced virulently anti-Semitic leaders such as the ousted President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya, who blamed Israel and Jews for Hondurna problems, gushed over Ms. Thomas: She's so awesome.

Helen Thomas has been the darling of Jan Schakowsky and the far left. Helen's fondness for Hezb'allah seemed to bring out their admiration rather than condemnation. Today Thomas offered her final solution: expelling Jews from the Middle East (and maybe other lands) and sending them to Germany. Will Thomas' sinister statement revolt even the Schakowsky's or will they continue to find Ms. Thomas "so awesome?"

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/06/heln_hitler_and_hezballah.html

Helen Thomas needs to go

I worked for the Hearst Corp. for a long time – almost 10 years.

Therefore, I have some really important and good advice for my old employer and any colleagues who might still be around.

Get rid of Helen Thomas now!

She is an embarrassment to the Hearst Corp., to the entire White House press corps and to the journalistic community – if any of them can still be embarrassed.

What am I talking about? Isn't Helen Thomas the dean of the White House press corps? Doesn't she command the respect of all her colleagues? Isn't she something of a press institution?

There's no question Thomas has been treated respectfully by her peers and by successive White Houses. I can't really understand why. Yes, she's old. Yes, she's crotchety. Yes, she's been around a long time.

But it's time to put her out to pasture. It's time to bar her from the White House press corps. It's time to retire her – ignominiously. It's time for all good journalists and respectable politicians (I know that's a small fraternity) to walk away from her and shake the dust from their shoes.

Can you imagine in 2010 any other media or political figure getting away with saying Jews in Israel should go back to Germany and Poland? It's stunning. It's breathtaking. It's flabbergasting. This is a first-rate, raw-boned, dyed-in-the-wool Jew-hater. And she represents the Hearst Corp. She is revered by the White House press corps. She is treated with dignity by presidents. Can someone please explain this to me? Why isn't Abe Foxman campaigning to get her fired and disgraced? Where's the Anti-Defamation League when you need them?

Not that it should be necessary to remind this skunk, but many Polish and German Jews actually tried to return after the war to Poland, Germany, France and other European countries from which they were unceremoniously uprooted from their homes and property. What they found was they were unwelcome. They were denied claims to their old properties. They were denied the rights of citizens.

It should also be mentioned, just for the record, that about half the population of Israel doesn't even have European roots. About 1 million Israelis fled or were booted out of Muslim countries in the Middle East. Where would Ms. Thomas have them go next?

I'm breathless, as you can see. But, as a fellow Lebanese-American and as a real journalist, I want to denounce this detestable old wretch in no uncertain terms. I want her discredited. I want her banished from my industry. I want to see her frog-marched out of the White House and the briefing rooms. And I want to see the Hearst Corp., for which I worked so hard and long, do the right thing and fire her.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=162621

26 posted on 06/05/2010 6:38:21 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: 240B

“Then 78% Liberal Jew vote for a Obama”

Hope they learned a lesson. Hopefully. Obama and his press want to destroy Israel, get rid of Jews and establish a Islamic presence around the world.


27 posted on 06/05/2010 8:24:46 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Hearst won’t say whether Helen Thomas will keep job
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2528426/posts


28 posted on 06/05/2010 8:33:46 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Cut Helen some slack, she hasn’t been the same since Moses drowned her chariot driver boyfriend.


29 posted on 06/05/2010 8:37:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Mozilla

The thread that was posted previous to mine:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2527842/posts?q=1&;page=1#1


30 posted on 06/05/2010 8:48:28 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Helen Thomas has been drinking koolaid for years, she has bashed every Republican President and loved every Democrat President. She was a born a Jew hater. She is part of the media that has been cheering Obama and the socialist takeover. It is time for her to go.


31 posted on 06/05/2010 8:56:11 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Obama and his press want to destroy Israel, get rid of Jews and establish a Islamic presence around the world.

Yes they do, but not in rhetorical terms. This is real.

They really do want that. And any Jew who doesn't see that, is a fool. Fools and sycophants have always caused us chaos, murder, and death. This is no different than it has always been.

32 posted on 06/05/2010 10:44:58 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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