Monday, June 07, 2010

Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House press corp. called a Bigot for saying Jews should get the hell out of Palestine, is she right?

Israel was created in 1948, after UN Resolution 181 partitioned the territory of the British Mandate for Palestine into two states for Jews and Palestinian Arabs. At the time, there were approximately 1.2 million Arabs and 650,000 Jews in all of Palestine. The Arabs objected to the creation of the Jewish state and fought a war against it. The Arab side lost the war, and the Palestinian state never really came into being. The territory allotted to the Palestinian state by the UN partition resolution was taken over by Israel and Jordan. About 780, 000 Palestinians became refugees, many of them living in the Gaza strip as well as in the West Bank. Background and map of Palestine

A video surfaced where Helen Thomas is asked, at of all things the White House Jewish Heritage Celebration on May 27th 2010, "any comments on Israel." Helen Thomas said "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine. Remember, these people are occupied and it's their land. Not Germany. Not Poland." When the questioner, who knew he's caught a live one, asked where Jews should go, Thomas didn't miss a beat, saying "They go home, Poland, Germany, and America' and everywhere else." Helen Thomas says Jews should get out of Palestine Well?

Netanyahu rejects UN proposal for joint US, Israel, Turkey probe Israel wants the truth hidden and we will let them!

You know, there is so much in what she said, the original agreement, our guilt in this conflict that will never end peacefully, what Ahmadinejad said a year ago... You know, first reading how Israel and Palestine was allotted their territories in 1948 I do not condone that Israel has not been forced to adhere to that resolution. We, the US Britain and Europe especially are as guilty as Israel for not insisting Israel adhere to UN Resolution 181.

You know I say often that we are Israel's lap dog, her pit Bull that will do the fighting for her when she gets in trouble. Israel I came to realize is the worlds chief warmonger and the US the enforcer. It became obvious that coming to Israel's rescue would be how the US has the excuse to go after Iran.

I can not stand the fascist Ahmadinejad and his senseless antagonism nor his unrelenting desire to obliterate Israel. That said, I have to agree with something he said a year ago and Helen Thomas just said and apologized for. The Israel, Palestinian, Iran, Syria, Middle East issue will never be resolved peacefully Knowing that I have to agree with Ahmadinejad when he said if the US and Europe felt so bad for what happened to the Jews during WW2 then they should have given them part of their country.

* In closing Helen Thomas said "Tell them (israel) to get the hell out of Palestine. Remember, these people are occupied and it's their land, not Germany, not Poland. When the questioner asked where Jews should go, Thomas didn't miss a beat, saying "They go home, Poland, Germany, and America' and everywhere else."

Well that may be true but it will never happen of course and Ahmadinejad may be right in that one issue but the best we could hope for is an adherence to UN resolution 181. That will never happen either and all I can see is a total Middle East breakdown that Bush guaranteed when he attacked Iraq to help Israel set up their buffer zone.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Mauigirl said...

I agree, the Palestinians did get the raw end of that deal. I personally disagree with any partitioning of countries on the basis of religion or race. For instance, Pakistan and India were also divided off, with equally unfortunate results. It is only by living next door to one's adversaries that people get to know each other and realize we're all the same, and have a common humanity. Separations lead to wars, familiarity to peace.

an average patriot said...

Hi Mauigirl! I agree, we have screwed up every country it seems. Look at Africa! Every country took what they wanted during the Berlin Conference then reset boundaries causing all kinds of war and problems we see today.

That is why I get so peeved when Bush and everybody say we did nothing to deserve so called terrorism. We did everything to deserve it!

Demeur said...

Put yourself in their position (Palestine). All of a sudden you're thrown out of your house that you worked for for years and not compensated for it. You'd want the elimination of that enemy for sure.
The partition might have worked had it been fair but as your maps show Israel is just greedy.

cdahlkvist said...

Contrary to what we are told Israel does not have a right to exist.

What do they think gives them that right? The only reason they think they have a right to exist is because God promised this land to them ("unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the Euphrates,").

Only due to the Six-Day War was Israel even given any real recognition. They literally blackmailed Egypt, Jordan and Syria into "peace and recognition of its right to exist."

I find it interesting that in 1947 Jews were 32% of the population in Palestine and owned less than 6% of the land but just 2 years later Israel controlled 80% of the land and kicked out 770,000 non-jews.

Tim said...

Why don't we just give Florida up to the Jews. Their so loved by the right, how handy for visitation rights. It could be another theme park called called waiting for the Savior. Free fish and nightly entertainment. :)

an average patriot said...

Yeah Demeur Iran's red crescent is going to try to break it and the IRG to escort. Not good!

an average patriot said...

cdahlkvist Welcome! We certainly screwed up when we did that. There will never be peace period. The best we could hope for is a return to UN R181 and that will never happen.

an average patriot said...

Hey Tim before I answer this Chris Mathews on Hardball is going to discuss Cheney's culpability in this disaster in a minute Try to catch ti!

Karen said...

Helen was absolutely right... Israel has abused our friendship and they need to get the fuck off the island!!

an average patriot said...

Hi Karen! Give me a hug, you know you're right! I am a bit bothered by all the hullabaloo about what she said.

Ari Fleisher a jew said if someone said we should send all blacks back to Africa they would be instantly persecuted.

BS! How the hell can a rational unbiased person make that comparison. I am posting it today but this too is getting ready to blow.