Antisemitism Rock Bottom Watch: Helen Thomas featured on website of Hamas


Back in Dec. 2010, Helen Thomas said the following during a speech to an Arab American group.

“Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where their mouth is.”

In response, Wayne State University, where Thomas graduated in 1942, announced it would no longer present the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award.

Thomas, a Detroit native of Lebanese descent, also said, in her speech in Dec., that she stood by her 2010 comments about Israel which led to her resignation as a correspondent for Hearst News Service.

Thomas resigned in June after being caught on video telling a Rabbi, during Jewish Heritage festivities near the White House, that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine, [and go back to] Poland and Germany.”

While I don’t think Wayne State will be presenting a Journalism award in her honor again, it seems possible that Thomas could carved out a new journalistic niche for herself.

If you were viewing the home page of Hamas’ military wing, Al-Qassam, just over a week ago, you’d find the following featured story.

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Here’s the text from the report:

Al Qassam website – Occupied Jerusalem – Noted US journalist Helen Thomas told a Hebrew newspaper that she wonders why Israel cannot absorb the idea that the Palestinian people elected Hamas Movement democratically.

“I do not know why it is difficult for Israel to believe that the Palestinian people elected Hamas,” she told Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

Replying to a claim during the interview that Hamas was a terrorist group, she said that she is against violence, but she understands Hamas’s desire to restore what was taken from the Palestinians.

She noted that she is not against Jews but against Zionism and stressed that the Jews must give back what they took from others and is not theirs.

The US journalist added the Jews’ right to exist does not give them the right to seize other people’s land.

The journalist underlined that the Jews in the 1940′s after the end of the second world war had homelands and they should had returned to their homes without having to occupy the country of another people.

This actually isn’t the first time Thomas’ sage advice has been quoted by the Islamist terrorist movement.

In March of 2011, Hamas’ website cited an interview (in PLAYBOY Magazine!) in which Thomas defended Palestinian suicide bombing.

And, back in 2010, following the original row over Thomas’s demand that Jews “get the hell out of Palestine”, Hamas published a passionate defense of Thomas by none other than, yes, Gilad Atzmon!

I think its safe to say that you’ve truly hit rock bottom when the list of those willing to defend you against charges of anti-Jewish racism has whittled down to Gilad Atzmon and the military wing of Hamas.

Yet again, could a ‘Comment is Free’ comeback essay for Thomas be in the works?

27 comments on “Antisemitism Rock Bottom Watch: Helen Thomas featured on website of Hamas

  1. “She noted that she is not against Jews but against Zionism…”

    *yawn*

    You can’t be against Hellenic nationalism but not against the Greeks. You can’t be against Jewish nationalism a.k.a. Zionism but not against the Jews. That is so by nature, regardless of your motivation.

    “…and stressed that the Jews must give back what they took from others and is not theirs.”

    Nothing for us to give back, then. Nothing in our possession that is not ours. Quite the contrary: A lot that is ours in other people’s possession.

    “The US journalist added the Jews’ right to exist does not give them the right to seize other people’s land.”

    Then it’s a good thing we haven’t done anything of the sort.

    “…the Jews in the 1940′s after the end of the second world war had homelands…”

    No. The Jews never had any other homeland but the Land of Israel. The gross affront of anti-Zionism consists in the denial of this fact.

    “…and they should had returned to their homes without having to occupy the country of another people.”

    Let the Arab colonists occupying parts of the Jews’ one and only rightfully-held land in the world ponder on that.

    • You can’t be against Hellenic nationalism but not against the Greeks. You can’t be against Jewish nationalism a.k.a. Zionism but not against the Jews.

      Of course you can.

      • pretzelberg,

        “Of course you can.”

        You can intend not to be against the Greeks or the Jews. You can’t, however, actually be so.

        I can grant that some anti-Zionists are motivated by general anti-nationalism and not specific Jew-hatred. However, I’m less interested in subjective reasons of the heart than objective effects and end results. Anti-Zionism is Jew-hatred because its end result, regardless of motive, is the undermining of Jewish self-determination on the Jews’ one and only land in the world. So, even if no Jew-hatred is intended, to engage in anti-Zionism is to further an anti-Jewish goal.

        People can declare neutrality, you know. Just say, “Shmisrael, Shmalestine, a pox on both houses” and be done. But the moment you take sides with Israel’s enemies, you aid and abet genocidal organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah whether you intend so or not.

        • I am always wary of modern nationalist movements. But those are different to e.g. Italian or German nationalism of the 19th century – because it was then primarily about a people getting their own unified country (even though certain elements went a lot further than that). That’s why I’ve never been an anti-Zionist – and am in turn wary of those who are.

          • Good.

            I’m anti-imperialist. I support true nationalist movements, and oppose false ones that are nothing but marketing façades for imperialist movements.

            19th-century German nationalism was OK. 20th-century German imperialism was not. Zionism is Jewish nationalism. I regard the fraudulent “Palestinian [Arab]” nationalist movement as the mantle behind which the Arab imperialist ambition to deprive the Jews of their national rights is masked.

            • But isn’t there a genuine Palestinian nationalist movement that wishes only their own state alongside Israel?

              • I believe there isn’t, and I have what I deem credible evidence to back it up: The aftermath of August 2005.

                In August 2005 the entire Gaza region was cleansed of its entire Jewish presence. Having removed what has always been regarded as “the Palestinians’ obstacle in the way of their dream of building their state,” the expectation was to see a massive boom in the material and cultural progress of the new independent region. Certainly, if it had been so, they could have gotten Judea and Samaria as well. At that time there was still an Israeli Jewish majority for land concessions.

                Instead, the only boom was the explosions of Kassam rockets over the pre-1967 Israeli Jewish population centers around Gaza, and culturally the new Hamastan was more of the same brainwashing of kids to grow to be suicide-murderers. As it happened, this put a huge dent in the Israeli Jewish public’s belief as to the peaceful intentions of the local Arabs.

                As for those who still dare to say the cessation of hostilities will surely come once Judea and Samaria are ethnically cleansed of Jews the same as Gaza, few among the Israeli Jewish populace (the populace, as opposed to media chatterati and cloistered academics) are receptive to that idea today. There’d be a new excuse for rocket attacks, such as the demand of the Right of Return. After August 2005 there is no longer any credible reason to believe that the Arabs’ struggle is for a state alongside Israel. The trust has been breached beyond repair.

    • Good thing helen thomas that nazi in a girdle is 92 and will soon be dead along with her anti semetic racist opinions.Thank GOD!

  2. “…I do not know why it is difficult for Israel to believe that the Palestinian people elected Hamas,” she told Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.”

    • It is not difficult for Israel (or anyone else) to believe. In case she didn’t notice, that is the problem – the Palestinians elected a group of terrorists who have been and remain dedicated to the destruction of Israel. Knowing the Palestinians, why is that hard to believe? And why should Israel be expected to negotiate with such a group?

    • What is (or should be) hard to believe is that they (or anyone else) would elect a group of religious fundamentalists who have no regard for the civil, political or religious rights of the Palestinians themselves – especially the Christians in Gaza, who should be on an endangered species list because they are practically extinct. On the other hand, considering who just got elected next door in Egypt, perhaps it isn’t hard to believe at all.

    • Finally, let us remember that Hitler was, technically, democratically elected. Unlike Hamas, the Nazis never received a majority of the votes, but to be fair, they were running against multiple parties instead a single major opponent. Like Hamas, however, once in power they never bothered to have another election. The rest, as they say, is history.

  3. When a creature such as Helen Thomas, or others of her ilk, say, “I am not against the Jews, just the Zionists,” what they really mean (and I have yet to see or hear of anyone who didn’t mean it) is, “I hate Jews, but not enough to actually push them into poison showers myself, although I don’t mind in the least if someone else does, and good riddance.”

  4. Trust me, there is no rock bottom for Helen Thomas and her Jew-hating colleagues. Just when you think they couldn’t be worse, some new action or comment comes along and tops (or bottoms) everything that came before. She’s basically retired at this point, so she’s got plenty of time on her hands.

    • I’m asking myself why the person who witnessed this didn’t make a fuss and report them to the museum staff and then to the police.

      I see this as the main problem. Would a Muslim bystand if anyone insulted Islam in such a fashion? There’d be riots and threats before you could say “jihaaad!”

      • I’m asking myself why the person who witnessed this didn’t make a fuss

        You’re referring to the article’s comment: “But everywhere you look, there is a more ominous presence: Islam”? Perhaps not.

        Would a Muslim bystand if anyone insulted Islam in such a fashion?

        You mean you believe the Madame Tussaud’s story? In itself it’s sadly credible – but just look at the source here.
        And to turn around your question: what if someone were to say e.g. re. New York “But everywhere you look, there is a more ominous presence: Jews”??
        You would be outraged, and rightly so.

    • You have linked to a pretty disgusting anti-Muslim hate article.

      Why aren’t I surprised?

      But everywhere you look, there is a more ominous presence: Islam.

      Ominous only if you hate Muslims. And “everywhere you look” is complete bullshit anyway.

      There are official signs translated into Arabic for those who do not wish to speak or read English.

      Which “official signs” would those be?

      While visiting the Tower of London, my wife and I followed a Beefeater on a tour. He was former British military, and acted it. Great Britain, he announced, was the greatest country on earth. It had civilized half the globe.

      There is no way a Beefeater would say that to the visiting public.

      So the Madame Tussaud’s story is probably fiction as well.

      Do you actually believe that propaganda, Derek Pasquill? Or are you consciously disseminating lies?

    • “Add Madame Tussaud’s to the rock bottom list. This venerable institution appears to do very little to stop Muslims who mock-strangle Einstein”

      In fairness to the staff of Madame Tussaud’s, as well as many visitors who may well be shocked by how the Muslims relate to the figure of Einstein (and conversely, to the figure of one Austrian corporal), they’re not hot on the chances of getting out in one piece if they say (let alone do) anything.

      It’s the problem with bullies, you need someone to stand up to them, but the “law” in Britain specifically and international “law” worldwide has all but criminalized standing up to the adherents of the one and only religion the Marxists love.

  5. Well.

    That’s some pinup girl they have on their website. Probably attracts young men by the million!!

    • Perhaps she’s used as a teaching aid and a warning to little girls:

      “Now children, this is what will happen to you if you behave immodestly. Allah will turn your face into something nightmares are made of…”

  6. And, back in 2010, following the original row over Thomas’s demand that Jews “get the hell out of Palestine”, Hamas published a passionate defense of Thomas by none other than, yes, Gilad Atzmon!

    You couldn’t make it up!

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