Helen Thomas, Getting the Hell out of the Front Row

Worth ReadingBy Lisa Richards June 7, 2010

If you news hounds are wondering why the White House Press Corps front row seat is empty today, it’s because 89-year-old Potomac River troll Helen Thomas, who slammed Israel and Jews on May 21 with her determination to rewrite ancient Jewish history and eliminating Jews from the desert, has retired.

Thomas’s retirement comes on the heels of anti-Semitic remarks toward Israel and accusations Jews do not originate from the Middle East but derive ancestrally from Europe. Thomas justified anti-Israeli/Anti-Semites by claiming Palestinians own Israel. Thomas’s thinking claims Jews were non-existent in the Middle East until 1948 when they took over to occupy Palestinian deserts.

As bizarre as Thomas sounds, she is serious. Thomas spewed viscous remarks to Rabbilive.com when asked about Israel and Jews: “Tell them [Jews] to get the hell out of Palestine!”

Thomas made her comments with a smile and haggish giggle, further declaring: “Remember, these [Palestinians] people are occupied and it’s their land, it’s not Germany, it’s not Poland.”

When asked where all the Jews in Israel should go Thomas said: “They should go home to Poland and Germany.”

There goes all that sandy Florida property. It looks like Jews will have to pack up and head west to Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Apparently Moses crossed the Rhine, not the Red Sea, and did not wander the desert for 40 years, he and that band of Israelites were actually hiking the Alps to seek the Promised Land, which turns out to be Poland, not Israel, as assumed for the last 5,000 years. But hey, anyone could make that foolish, historical assumption when reading ancient historical scrolls.

Thomas apologized on her web site, but she asked forgiveness, making her expression of regret useless. She said exactly what she feels and she is not forgiven as she retires.

Thomas was scheduled to speak on June 14 at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. The speech was cancelled due to her anti-Semitic remarks. In an apology, Thomas stated: “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”

Abraham H. Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League is not buying Thomas’s assumingly contrite appearance: “Her suggestion that Israelis should go back to Poland and Germany is bigoted and shows a profound ignorance of history. We believe Thomas needs to make a more forceful and sincere apology for the pain her remarks have caused.”

Demanding Jews “get the hell out of Palestine” disdainfully accuses them of stealing an entire region. Insisting they originate from Europe purposely falsifies history. This interpretation is a denunciation of Jewish history and abject hate of an entire race Thomas and other anti-Semites would never allow displayed toward Arabs.

As the Philistine Troll retires, many will be glad to see her get the hell out of the White House and hopefully go chew on her Cedars of Lebanon.

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