Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Helen Thomas quits after Israel comments

It is always dangerous for a reporter to become the story. For Helen Thomas, two months before her 90th birthday, it has meant the end of her career.

The daughter of Lebanese immigrants who could neither read nor write, Ms Thomas was covering the White House 11 years before its current spokesman was born. She resigned after telling a Jewish online news service that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home”.

She has covered every administration since Eisenhower's and occupies front-row center in the White House briefing room is taking heat for comments she recently made on Israel.

The latest Thomas controversy erupted Friday the after a rabbi asked her and other attendees at a Jewish American Heritage Month celebration, held May 27 at the White House, "Any comments on Israel?" A portion of her interview was posted online .

Thomas, a longtime critic of Israeli policy, replied: "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine." She continued to say that the Palestinians are "occupied" and that the Jews should "Go home" — to Germany, Poland, America and "everywhere else."

Y3nee imagine she didnt kill or hurt anyone all she did was make a comment mayeswa 3aleena e7na mn tekalam 7ad feena gamo al dinya oo ma'7looha???

bas they can kill us , burn us, bomb us, rape us, torture us occupy our country kolooo 3ady oo no one says anything???

man!!!!! are they serious?????????

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