Helen Thomas: Go home to Europe, Jews

posted at 4:10 pm on June 4, 2010 by Allahpundit

Tony Snow once accused her of stating “the Hezbollah view” in her questions during the Israel/Lebanon war. Little did he know how right he was. Or maybe he did know: Watching this, it occurred to me that an 89-year-old reporter who’s moved in elite D.C. circles for decades has probably let slip her preference for Judenrein in the Holy Land once or twice whilst among colleagues. And yet, if she’s suffered even a single repercussion for it, it’s news to me. Such is the state of the left that one of their journalistic patron saints can spend years during the press briefings belching up anti-Israel propaganda and inveighing against a “deliberate massacre” that hasn’t even been investigated yet and, aside from a few righty blogs, no one bats an eye. I’ll be surprised if even this ode to a one-state “solution” draws much heat. If, as the world’s intelligentsia insists with varying degrees of candor, Israel is the basic problem in the region, what could be more logical than Helen wanting to excise it? That’s how you treat tumors, isn’t it?

Speaking of which. To put this in proper context for you, compare these comments from the grand dame of the D.C. press corps to those of another prominent critic of Israel offered five years ago. The Hezbollah view indeed:

Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that if Germany and Austria feel responsible for massacring Jews during World War II, a state of Israel should be established on their soil…

“You oppressed them, so give a part of Europe to the Zionist regime so they can establish any government they want. We would support it,” he said, according to a transcript of his original Farsi-language comments given to AFP.

“So, Germany and Austria, come and give one, two or any number of your provinces to the Zionist regime so they can create a country there which all of Europe will support and the problem will be solved at its root,” he said.

“Why do they insist on imposing themselves on other powers and creating a tumour so there is always tension and conflict?”

Some of you will want to e-mail the White House or Hearst after watching to demand that she be kicked out of the daily briefings going forward. Resist the urge. Drudge has picked up the video so the powers-that-be will surely see it. If, absent public pressure forcing them to act, they’re untroubled by it, then fine. Let her sit there and ask her questions, and whenever you see her onscreen, take it as a reminder that there really are ideological tumors growing out there.


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Why do Jews keep voting Democrat?

PatriotRider on June 4, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Because of the likes of RINOs like James Baker III, Bush41 Secretary of State: “F*** the Jews. They didn’t vote for us anyway.”

Wethal on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Fortunately she will die in a few years and this problem will go away. She is a bigot, but her voice will disappear thanks to old age. I’m not asking anyone to kill her, nor do I wish her to die. I’m just stating a fact.

cannonball on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

I think she serves a particularly useful service. Like flag burning, she lets you know exactly what she thinks. And I’ll take a honest anti-Semite any day over a closet anti-Semite who would rather talk about a non-existent humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

And, without her, would we really be able to say for sure that the left (at least in places of import) are anti-Semitic?

Thanks, Helen! Now I know your ugliness is more than skin deep!

Aquateen Hungerforce on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Helen Thomas (D-Sith)

Who does she work for again?

Zippy_Slug on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

What is wrong with you, Allah? Can’t you get a different picture for this post? Now I can’t go to a single righty blog without seeing a closeup high-def pic of HT. Honestly, I can’t even over to AOS because she’s right there front and center taking up half the screen. It’s disturbing.

dczombie on June 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Quick, someone throw a bucket of water on her!

Wethal on June 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

So when exactly did Helen leave Hearst and start working for Al-Jazeera?

/s

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Indeed.

We are going from “Never Again” to “Why not” in 65 years.

portlandon on June 4, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Actually, we’ve gone from “Never Forget” to “Don’t be a hater” in only 9.

Who’s the enemy? Not the religion that flew planes into buildings. No, the enemy is the religion we’ve prevented from being wiped off the face of the earth, and who has stood by us ever since.

MadisonConservative on June 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Where is Jake Tapper?

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Checking cards at ABC-SEIU.

the_nile on June 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Maybe like Austin Powers her inner monologue isn’t inner anymore?

sandee on June 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Helen Thomas: Ugly as hell on the outside but even uglier on the inside. Disgusting!

McKenz59 on June 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Helen, no matter how much lipstick you wear…….

chickasaw42 on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

ted c on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Thanks, I was in a rush.

clnurnberg on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Lets not kid ourselves. Nothing is going to come of this. She’s on Obamas team…

sandee on June 4, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Don’t bet on it! The way their week has been going they are probaly getting trigger happy.

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

I don’t believe Thomas is an American Indian. …So, where is she planning on going?

Tzetzes on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

I think Helen Thomas should get the hell out of America and take her anti-Semitic fat @ss back home to Beirut.

OxyCon on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Helen is an anti Semite crazy old bat!

MCGIRV on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

this video should be played over and over again upon her death when the left MSM trolls out their “tribute” crapola to her years as a “journalist.”

she was a leftist that happened upon a press credential one day then no one ever dared to take it from her for fear of being turned into a frog.

ted c on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Behold of what has become of modern day liberalism… “Go home, Jew”

brennan251 on June 4, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Helen,
My Dear Crazy Hag, please listen.

Israelites = Israelies = Jews didn’t come from Europe.

Palestine, as far as I have learned, was a large area that encompassed parts of more than one present Arab country.

If the Jews need to leave, then so do the Jordanians.

Arab nations won’t give up an inch of “their” land to the Palestinians.

Where is the love, Allah?

Fartnokker on June 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Does she own any real estate, and which Native American tribe is the rightful owner?

Wethal on June 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM

They have to get rid of her or pay dearly for not getting rid of her.

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Agreed.

ProfessorMiao on June 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM

How about first all Muslims leave Europe and America, then maybe we will talk.

Luka on June 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Maybe she’s just senile and loony and doesn’t have any instinct for decorum or self-censorship any more.

I hope it’s not that she has nothing to fear — in terms of job security — from making such biased, intemperate comments about Jews and Israel.

I guess we’re about to find out.

J.E. Dyer on June 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Didn’t Jimmy the Greek and Rush Limbaugh get banished from network coverage of football for making comments, much less egregious than this about african american athletes??
I mean how long will they let this battle axe go on. She’s more than 5 cards short of a full deck @ this point.
Come to think of it, SHE should go live in Poland or Germany!

Tom66 on June 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Heh. Funny. Guess what someone else said today…..

Ayatollah Khamenei said the goal behind Palestine judaization is uprooting Islam in Palestine. “The world of Islam should stand strongly against the big crime and prevent its materialization.”

Maybe she’s really Khamenei in drag. Funny. You never see the two of them in the same room.

/s

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Fortunately she will die in a few years and this problem will go away.

cannonball on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

The good die young, cannonball.

Helen Thomas should live forever.

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone!

CurtZHP on June 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM

So, Helen, you’re in favor of deportation ?…. Let’s talk about these 12 million Mexicans that are here these days….. whaddya think?

ted c on June 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM

She should not be allowed in the WH briefings. I could care less what Hearst did with her. Old as dirt does not excuse the ant-Semitic comments.

Southernblogger on June 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM

“Submitted for your approval – one Helen Thomas, a favorite of the Washington press corps and liberals. She has a “new idea”, but an idea that is not so new after all. You see, it’s been tried before in the… …Twilight Zone.

MikeHu on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Pure hatred.

publiuspen on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Why do Jews keep voting Democrat?

PatriotRider on June 4, 2010 at 4:18 PM

^
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This.

rollthedice on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Go home to Europe.

Yes, that certainly ought to work out just fine, don’t you think? Particularly since the Muslims will be in the majority in Europe before you know it …

There are not a great many fields of endeavor in which you would reasonably expect Muslims to outshine the Germans. But given an opportunity, they might actually prove to be better at slaughtering Jews than the Germans were. One secret of success is to pursue things you have a demonstrated natural talent for …

RedPepper on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Helen is the poster child for left wing media hate speech.

seven on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

hell, even Americans that are in favor of deportation of Mexicans don’t wish extermination upon them….this lady is sick, sick I tell you..!

ted c on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

I apologize in advance, but I bet she smells like pee.

speed911 on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Fortunately she will die in a few years and this problem will go away. She is a bigot, but her voice will disappear thanks to old age. I’m not asking anyone to kill her, nor do I wish her to die. I’m just stating a fact.

cannonball on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

She’s not the only bigot , but she’s one of few honest left wingers. She’s their transparency.

the_nile on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Don Imus has no comment!

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I didn’t realize till I googled her that Helen is an Arab (her parents were Lebanese). Given that she only wants to relocate the Jews and (presumably) not hunt them down for further extermination, I think that qualifies her as a moderate.

Infidoll on June 4, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I apologize in advance, but I bet she smells like pee.

speed911 on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

..no need to apologize. Pee is not easily offended.

The War Planner on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

speed911…eeewwwwwwww

sandee on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

I love this.

It’s funny how this administration has truly liberated the Progressive Hard Left.

They can now speak, if not openly in volume, in little snippets that expose their true nature. Bill Maher, we know now, for all his “all Republicans, Conservatives and Tea Party Members are racists” meme, is, stone cold prejudiced in his heart of hearts when he let it be known he thinks all “real” blacks are gangster thugs who carry a gun in their waistband.

And now, Helen of The Press let’s it be know that the JOOOOS should just go away and move out of their Homeland.

Helen Thomas is a Jew hater Anti-Semite.

Opposite Day on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Go back to the death camps where your grandparents were exiled from? Will the Russians welcome the Jews back to the lands they took from the Germans after WWII?

First… Jews should be welcome in Judea… second… the Palis are the descendents of exiles from all over the Arab world and few have any real ties to land surrendered voluntarily to give the Arab armies free reign to slaughter the Jews in 1948 for daring to be Jews and buy land in Judea. The Pali-Arabs aren’t refugees and never have been and Jerusalem is not a holy city to Islam and never had been.

There I said it… and I’m not even Jewish… I just not a self deluded anti-American Jew hating Eugenicist.

DANEgerus on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Actually, we’ve gone from “Never Forget” to “Don’t be a hater” in only 9.

Who’s the enemy? Not the religion that flew planes into buildings. No, the enemy is the religion we’ve prevented from being wiped off the face of the earth, and who has stood by us ever since.

MadisonConservative on June 4, 2010 at 4:29 PM

It is a sickening result. Israel has the right to exist. Where are the human rights for the Jews? Israel has to fight off the wolves in the middle east, and now the United States? This is outrageous.

Antisemitism is on the march.

portlandon on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

cannonball on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

The problem is that the pro-islam position is only going to grow for the foreseeable future.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Why do Jews keep voting Democrat?

PatriotRider on June 4, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Why do they care about Israel? The American Jewish voter is more likely to be from Arlington or New York than from the Middle East.

LastRick on June 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Helen would go back to her sewer but the other vermin keep throwing her back.

NoDonkey on June 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM

She makes a good argument for mandatory retirement.

Dee2008 on June 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Who does she work for again?

Zippy_Slug on June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM

The Lord of the Flies ?

MJBrutus on June 4, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Hard to believe that she’d really be so blatant. It’s long past time for her to find a new mission. I can’t imagine what keeps her there. Does she have no life other than that?

jeanie on June 4, 2010 at 4:40 PM

There was a lot of anti-Semitism when she was growing up.

exhelodrvr on June 4, 2010 at 4:40 PM

If it were anyone else but Jews (or maybe Christians) she’d be in jail for hate speech.

Daggett on June 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM

The ADL can jump all over Rush Limbaugh for imaginary anti-Semitism, but not a word about Helen Thomas I’ll bet.

ddrintn on June 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Holy crap! I didn’t realize she’s a first generation Lebanese-American. And she’s telling Israeli Jews to “go home to Germany and Poland”!!!

ProfessorMiao on June 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Excellent post AP! Well done!

TheBigOldDog on June 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM

The Good Lord told Jews exactly where they should be, and it ain’t Germany.

runner on June 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Better idea: Helen Thomas, hop on your broom and fly home to Voldemoort!

Steve Z on June 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM

I apologize in advance, but I bet she smells like pee.

speed911 on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Depends.

SKYFOX on June 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM

It’s disgusting that the White House continues to tolerate this woman. What if she were dropping the N-word? She’s a bigot and it’s time to revoke her seat.

bambam on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Antisemitism is on the march.

portlandon on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

For thousands of years, people have either enslaved or tried to massacre the Jews. What the hell?

MadisonConservative on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Lord, I’ll make you a deal. You give us back Bea, Rue and Estelle and you can send this Thomas woman straight to hell, no questions asked.

outOfElement on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Israel has the right to exist.

portlandon on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

I’m curious… what do you say is the source of Israel’s right to exist?

Where I come from, a nation’s right to exist springs from its own ability to defend its geographic territory. Given the massive military aid the US provides to Israel ($2.4 billion in direct military aid, of $14.3 billion in military expenditures total), I would argue that US assistance calls into serious question Israel’s right to exist, at least from a realist foreign policy perspective.

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

She looks more and more like Heath Ledger’s Joker everyday.

nico on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Oh, and Dixie. We’ll need her back too.

outOfElement on June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

What a ghoul! You couldn’t write this scene! A happy, bright day; flowery White House garden; and this malevolent spirit creeping about, with grotesque, milky makeup, grinning into the camera.

I’ll bet she really is just rotten to the core.

GTR640 on June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Is she related to Pat Buchanan?

d1carter on June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

She made those comments on Jewish Heritage day. She and Sir Paul McCartney should get together and talk about how to be graceful and appropriate at special celebrations.

Mallard T. Drake on June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Time to go, Helen.

moron

blatantblue on June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

The Good Lord told Jews exactly where they should be, and it ain’t Germany.

runner on June 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM

I sure as hell hope we are not now basing our foreign policy decisions on biblical interpretations.

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Press contact for Hearst Corporation if anyone’s interested in contacting them.

lbagley@hearst.com

Dee2008 on June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Not enough bandwidth…. she is disgraceful.

stenwin77 on June 4, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Antisemitism is on the march.

portlandon on June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM

It has certainly been on the rise in the west in the past decade or so, but my sense is that pace is picking up in the last, of, 16 months or so.

ProfessorMiao on June 4, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Diaspora 2010

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 4:48 PM

What a breath of fresh air! I’ve been so tired of listening to members of the media try to conceal their vulgar, nasty, depraved anti-Semitism behind a cloak of concern for the rights of Palestinians, or moralistic outrage at some Israeli policy. Thanks to Helen Thomas, we can see what the left really had in mind all along– they just don’t like Jews. Thanks for clearing that up, Helen.

morganfrost on June 4, 2010 at 4:48 PM

RedPepper on June 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM

And this is what scares the living hell out of me. 20 – 30 years down the road, I just don’t have a clue as to what is going to become of this world we are living in.

Mirimichi on June 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Excellent post by AP.

Let’s hope those ideological tumors don’t metastasize.

SteveMG on June 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM

There was a lot of anti-Semitism when she was growing up.

exhelodrvr on June 4, 2010 at 4:40 PM

There was a lot of racism directed at blacks too, but that wouldn’t make it O.K. for her (or anyone) to suggest that blacks should go back to Africa. The left’s bigotry has little to do with the societal norms of generations past. It’s self-loathing looking for an easy target.

CurtZHP on June 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM

I sure as hell hope we are not now basing our foreign policy decisions on biblical interpretations.

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

when you look in the mirror do you see :
1) Helen Thomas
2)Pat Buchanan
3) Ron Paul
4) tiny dude with a tiny mustache
5) all of the above ?

runner on June 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Last year Obama sang “happy Birthday” to this old shrew, probably more than he ever did for his real grandmother

clnurnberg on June 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Europe and the left sure wants that Iranian terror port open for business in the Mediterranean.

PrezHussein on June 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Where I come from, a nation’s right to exist springs from its own ability to defend its geographic territory.

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Ummmm…then no country has an inherent right to exist, since we could blast a good many of them off the map.

ddrintn on June 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM

The anti-semites sure feel emboldened these days, don’t they? Disgusting to see that, and not just because of her face.

stldave on June 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM

It’s disgusting that the White House continues to tolerate this woman. What if she were dropping the N-word? She’s a bigot and it’s time to revoke her seat.

bambam on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

I’m sure this White House agree with her 100%

TheBigOldDog on June 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM

I’m curious… what do you say is the source of Israel’s right to exist?

Where I come from, a nation’s right to exist springs from its own ability to defend its geographic territory. Given the massive military aid the US provides to Israel ($2.4 billion in direct military aid, of $14.3 billion in military expenditures total), I would argue that US assistance calls into serious question Israel’s right to exist, at least from a realist foreign policy perspective.

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

When you’re being invaded every decade, and your country is less than a century old, sometimes you need a little help. Good grief, on the day it was created, every country around them invaded. Yet, they’re still here, and still prospering on their own far more than any of the surrounding countries. The Palestinians have barely moved past where they were 60 years ago. The Israelis made a paradise out of a desert.

MadisonConservative on June 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM

As a Jew, this is truly frightening to me.

ihasurnominashun on June 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Am I the only one who cried watching that?

Her laughter after saying it was so sinister. I don’t understand how people can’t see the cancer that has grown into making anti-semitism ‘cool’- and so soon after the Holocaust. What is wrong with these people?

Monica on June 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Impressive that you recalled Ahmadinejad from five years ago. Nice work.

James OK on June 4, 2010 at 4:52 PM

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Foreign policy is precisely why they have a right to exist. Only region in the Middle East that supports our values. We are obligated to support them and protect them.

Narutoboy on June 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM

If a kid shows up on Halloween in a Helen Thomas mask, I’m going to mace him then call the cops.

NoDonkey on June 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Now why is it ok, in Helens, and other Dems minds, for illegal aliens to pour across our borders, even though it’s breaking immigration laws, yet she tells Jews to go back to Europe? What the hell?

Anyone, with any doubts, that the true racism, and bigotry doesn’t come from liberals….put all those doubts aside. Here’s your proof!

capejasmine on June 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Given the massive military aid the US provides to Israel ($2.4 billion in direct military aid, of $14.3 billion in military expenditures total), I would argue that US assistance calls into serious question Israel’s right to exist, at least from a realist foreign policy perspective.

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Relying as heavily as it did on French aid from the outset, the United States had no right to exist either.

ddrintn on June 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Proves Art Linkletter’s point. He did his talking to kids under 9 and adults over 80. Both told you exactly what they were thinking because kids didn’t know and the adults didn’t care.

chickasaw42 on June 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM

JohnGalt23 on June 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Also, didn’t America have major help from the French in defeating the British? I don’t know where this nonsense about completely fighting your own battles came from. Not even the founders operated like that.

Narutoboy on June 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM

per Ayn Rand: “The first intended victim of the new isolationism will probably be Israel—if the ‘antiwar’ efforts of the new isolationists succeed. (Israel and Taiwan are the two countries that need and deserve U.S. help—not in the name of international altruism, but by reason of actual U.S. national interests in the Mediterranean and the Pacific.)”

You should change your name to FauxGalt, you using her memory is an insult to it

clnurnberg on June 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM

What is wrong with these people?

Monica on June 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Leftism. It’s a cancer.

ddrintn on June 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM

As ugly on the inside as she is on the outside.

jukin on June 4, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Allah, if people want her kicked out of the WH daily briefings, all they have to do is edit the video and change “Jews” to “illegal aliens”.

redzap on June 4, 2010 at 4:55 PM

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