On June 1, 2010, the day after the Gaza flotilla incident in which nine Turkish militants were killed after attacking Israeli soldiers aboard the Mavi Marmara, famed reporter Helen Thomas didn’t hide her opinions about Israel in a briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert...
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An unrepentant Helen Thomas said in an interview with Playboy magazine that she knew exactly what she was doing when she said on camera that Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine.”
“I knew I’d hit the third rail,” she said in an interview published in the April issue of...
February 18, 2011 | 10:25 am
Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas said the Jews did not have to leave postwar Europe because they weren’t persecuted.
In an interview Wednesday on CNN’s “Joy Behar” program, Thomas told Behar that once World War II ended, the Jews “didn’t have to go anywhere...
January 4, 2011 | 4:47 pm
Helen Thomas’ decision to take her disparagement of Zionists from off the cuff (last May) to on the record (last month) has led a journalists’ group to consider dropping her name from a lifetime achievement award.
The Society of Professional Journalists is revisiting its decision...
June 13, 2010 | 9:05 am
The rule of thumb for opinion pieces in The Jewish Journal is that writers are entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts. That standard doesn’t seem to be in place over at The Los Angeles Times. In today’s Times opinion section, UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi mounts...
June 7, 2010 | 6:10 pm
Helen Thomas is American journalism’s crazy old aunt in the attic. Peter Beinart is a starry-eyed nephew. She loathes the state of Israel; he claims to love it—though both sided with the so-called Free Gaza flotilla that tried to break Jerusalem’s naval blockade...
June 7, 2010 | 1:00 pm
Helen Thomas quit her job with Hearst in the wake of mounting outrage over her assertion that Israeli Jews should “return” to Poland, Germany and the United States.
“Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately,” said a statement issued Monday by the...