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Helen Thomas: Jews didn't have to leave Europe following Holocaust
Haaretz.com ^ | February 18, 2011 | Haaretz Service

Posted on 02/19/2011 7:40:56 AM PST by Kaslin

In CNN interview, veteran reporter refuses to call comments urging Jews to leave Israel and return to Europe insensitive, says Israel's treatment of the Palestinians is the real insensitivity.

The Jews did not have to leave Germany and Poland following the Holocaust since they were not being persecuted anymore, former White House correspondent Helen Thomas said in an interview on Thursday, adding that the Jews had no right to take other people's land.

Thomas, 90, stepped down from her job as a columnist for Hearst News Service in June of last year after a rabbi and independent filmmaker videotaped her outside the White House calling on Israelis to get "out of Palestine."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; thomas; thomasantisemitism; thomashatesisrael
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1 posted on 02/19/2011 7:41:04 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

She needs another ride on the UGLY TRAIN!!!


2 posted on 02/19/2011 7:43:22 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (Egypt 2011 = Iran 1979)
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To: Kaslin

It’s really nice after all the years of proclaiming Helen Thomas to be a whacked-out-nut-job to be able to say, “See, We Told You So”!


3 posted on 02/19/2011 7:44:07 AM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: Artemis Webb

Senile dementia.


4 posted on 02/19/2011 7:46:42 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Kaslin

The gift that keeps on giving, just like Jimmuh Carter...


5 posted on 02/19/2011 7:46:57 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 760 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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To: Kaslin
And yet the Jewish people vote in lock step with the liberals?????
6 posted on 02/19/2011 7:47:19 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Kaslin

The jews didnt have to leave Europe after the Holocaust. Most were dead already and those that survived wanted to make sure they had a homeland where they could make sure it never happened again.
helen thomas is the reason why brothers and sisters shouldnt marry. They can produce offspring as retarded as she is.


7 posted on 02/19/2011 7:47:34 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Kaslin

I used to think that Helen Thomas was just stupid. Now I realize that she’s out-and-out delusional.


8 posted on 02/19/2011 7:48:12 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Senile dementia.

Naaahhh, she's always been like that...

9 posted on 02/19/2011 7:48:16 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 760 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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To: org.whodat

And dont forget catholics who voted for a pro dead baby POTUS.
There is enough blame to go around for the state we are in now.


10 posted on 02/19/2011 7:49:18 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"Senile dementia."

Or, she's just an stupid evil bitch.

11 posted on 02/19/2011 7:51:58 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Kaslin

And Helen’s parents didn’t have to leave Tripoli, Lebanon.


12 posted on 02/19/2011 7:52:13 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Kaslin

The democrat party is filled with these vicious racist anti-semites, like Helen Thomas.

Meanwhile the Darwin Award idiot U.S. Jewish sheep give endless money and votes to the democrats.


13 posted on 02/19/2011 7:52:42 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Maybe, but I think it is just the real Helen shining through. After all, she made her mark by asking stupid insolent and irrelevant questions her whole career.
14 posted on 02/19/2011 7:52:42 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

Probably easier to leave and start over than to get your furniture back from young Georgie Soros.


15 posted on 02/19/2011 7:53:22 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kaslin
Has anyone asked idiot Helen Thomas where exactly is her mark of rememberance?
16 posted on 02/19/2011 7:54:51 AM PST by cranked
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To: OldDeckHand
"Or, she's just an stupid, ignorant, evil bitch."
17 posted on 02/19/2011 7:55:16 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Kaslin
had no right to take other people's land.

More standard, boring, Arab propaganda. Jews did not take someone else's land.

More importantly, if she stands on principle, she should apply it uniformly. So, does she blame Muslims for taking over Spain and the largely Christian North Africa? What about the Turks, who had never been even observed where they lived now and simply showed up and took over? Should they get out of Istanbul and rename it back to Constantinople? What about the Arabs --- should they all crawl back to the Arabian peninsula?

Of course not.

Her "principles" apply only to the Jews.

18 posted on 02/19/2011 7:57:33 AM PST by TopQuark
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To: org.whodat
And yet the Jewish people vote in lock step with the liberals?????Liberal Jews in America either don't know or don't care that Leftists everywhere in the world hate Jews.
19 posted on 02/19/2011 7:59:13 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Kaslin

She’s 90 years old. How much longer until this stupid, ugly, anti-semitic old Arab hag takes her rightful place in Hell? Actually what would be great is that instead of 72 virgins, the 9/11 hijackers get Helen Thomas.


20 posted on 02/19/2011 8:06:26 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Kaslin

“Helen Thomas: Jews didn’t have to leave Europe following Holocaust”

Sure, Helen...they should have just stuck around...they were so loved there.

Somebody revoke her status as a Kentuckian.


21 posted on 02/19/2011 8:07:17 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Kaslin

Dearest Helen, the fungi that spawned you didn’t have to leave Lebanon either. Why don’t you go haunt another forest somewhere else?


22 posted on 02/19/2011 8:08:57 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: OldDeckHand

That has always been my assumption about her.


23 posted on 02/19/2011 8:11:09 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Kaslin

Somebody needs to put this woman under Hospice care.


24 posted on 02/19/2011 8:15:35 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Astronaut

“Actually what would be great is that instead of 72 virgins, the 9/11 hijackers get Helen Thomas”

Oh, I don’t know. With her looks I’d say there’s a good
chance that she might be a virgin.


25 posted on 02/19/2011 8:19:21 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Kaslin

and the “Palestinian refugees” didn’t have to leave Israel. “Other people’s land” is an interesting phrase.


26 posted on 02/19/2011 8:21:00 AM PST by cdcdawg
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To: Dr. Sivana

She should have to go sit in the corner with all those old concentration camp guards.


27 posted on 02/19/2011 8:21:34 AM PST by reg45
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To: Kaslin

28 posted on 02/19/2011 8:21:34 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Kaslin

Did the ugly on the outside seep down to the inside, or did the ugly on the inside bubble up to the outside? I should apply for a grant to study that.


29 posted on 02/19/2011 8:24:16 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Somebody revoke her status as a Kentuckian.

She's just something the thoroughbreds left behind.

30 posted on 02/19/2011 8:25:31 AM PST by reg45
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Somebody needs to put this woman under Hospice care.”

Suggestion: Put her on display in the museum; Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Dachau. Any of the old camps will do nicely. She can be her own exhibit of the last Nazi journalist.


31 posted on 02/19/2011 8:28:53 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Kaslin
The Jews did not have to leave Germany and Poland following the Holocaust since they were not...alive anymore.
32 posted on 02/19/2011 8:31:08 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Kaslin

Jews did not want to be dependent on other nations’ goodwill for survival ever again.
Hence, the nation of Israel.


33 posted on 02/19/2011 8:32:02 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Kaslin

Who keeps interviewing this HAG?


34 posted on 02/19/2011 8:34:32 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Kaslin

When I think of Helen, I think of someone roasting in hell. She’s mean-spirited. She’s vicious. She’s heartless. She’s spiteful. It’s good for Helen that God dispenses final justice and not me.


35 posted on 02/19/2011 8:35:26 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: TopQuark

What exactly are the Jews of Israel doing to the Palestinians? Is there a specific list of grievances? Is it ongoing or just historic, i.e. “You took our land”? How much money has been given to the Palestinians by the US, Western Europe, and others?


36 posted on 02/19/2011 8:38:03 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: gwilhelm56

Few points, Helen:

1. Jews that did return to their homes generally found them occupied by non-Jewish Germans, French, or whomever, and were killed.

2. The land they went to live on had been purchased over the last 100 years by Jews or Zionist groupes, from willing sellers, largely absentee landowners.


37 posted on 02/19/2011 8:38:41 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Kaslin
Lets be honest. Helen's dream job would be operating the ovens at Auschwitz.
38 posted on 02/19/2011 8:40:22 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; JulieRNR21; GOPsterinMA

Is it anti-Semitism or senility?


39 posted on 02/19/2011 8:43:49 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Kaslin

Gee Helen, you suppose maybe they didn’t feel welcome there anymore?


40 posted on 02/19/2011 8:44:53 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Kaslin
The Jews did not have to leave Germany and Poland following the Holocaust since they were not being persecuted anymore

Bull! Polish Communist scum basically kicked the Jews out of Poland in 1968.

41 posted on 02/19/2011 8:46:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Arabs who worked for Hitler didn’t have to leave Europe either, but they fled trial for crimes against humanity. Thanks Kaslin.


42 posted on 02/19/2011 8:53:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Right after the war a lot of the surviving Jews in Europe were in displaced-persons camps. I was told once by an Israeli that there was an incident in Poland at this time where a number of Jews were massacred and the "blood libel" was invoked, which made the other Jews decide that it still wasn't safe to stay in Europe.

My guess it that most of them would have been happy to come to the US rather than go to British-mandate Palestine, but the Democratic President and the Congress (Democrat-controlled until January 1947) wouldn't let them in...the "national origins" rules were still in place.

43 posted on 02/19/2011 8:55:07 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin

Why did CNN interview this Nazi bitch? She clearly hate filled; it’s written all over her face. She probably has a big picture of Der Fuhrer in her bedroom and thinks fondly of what might have been. She should die so that she go to Hell and personally meet him.


44 posted on 02/19/2011 8:58:05 AM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Kaslin

People can live with those who want to kill them. It happens all the time. Why, just recently, we elected a Muslim President. And, after Muslims flew planes into our buildings, we apologized and let more of them in. Surely Jews could have apologized and tried to determine the source of the hatred.


45 posted on 02/19/2011 9:02:48 AM PST by Defiant (There is no line on the march towards marxism that Democrats won't cross. Democrat=CPUSA)
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To: K-Stater
I used to think that Helen Thomas was just stupid. Now I realize that she’s out-and-out delusional.

She's neither of those. She is however an evil Commie bitch dutifully following the party line.

46 posted on 02/19/2011 9:04:16 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It’s Liberalism which is insanity.


47 posted on 02/19/2011 9:04:58 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: org.whodat

Not all of us!!


48 posted on 02/19/2011 9:15:00 AM PST by exbrit
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To: Kaslin

I lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for many years. Prior to WW2, Amsterdam had the largest Jewish population in the world. When the Germans invaded all the Jews were sent to concentration camps. As the war progressed and there was no fuel, the city systematically dismantled the Jewish community board by board until there was nothing left. One of Amsterdam’s metro stops is dedicated to this event and the walls are covered with enlarged photos of what it looked like so that it would be never forgotten.


49 posted on 02/19/2011 9:16:32 AM PST by Madam Theophilus
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To: Kaslin

She is such a jerk. You know you’d think by the time you got to her age you’d have a little bit of sense. With all her years this woman has learned nothing.


50 posted on 02/19/2011 9:19:30 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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