First: Remembering journalists, Helen Thomas and Guy Friddell: Helen Thomas, the long-time dean of the White House press corps, died Saturday at age 92 after a long illness, and Guy Friddell, veteran reporter for the Richmond News Leader and more than 40-year editor and columnist with the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot also died Saturday. He, too, was 92.
Both knew Williamsburg very well, and for years were close friends of the late Donald J. Gonzales, senior vice president of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, who introduced them to me — Guy in the mid-1960s and Helen in the early 1970s.
I want to concentrate on Helen Thomas. The absolute best thing Helen Thomas ever did as a journalist got her immediately fired when she told Jews to get the hell out of Palestine.
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?
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?
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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 few years ago about giving Jews part of your own country. 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.