Thursday, December 16, 2010

Helen Thomas’ Shameless Attacks on Israel and Jews

This was submitted as a letter to the editor of the Detroit Free Press. Additional letters may be submitted to

To the editor:

The letters regarding Helen Thomas in the Sunday, December 12 Free Press were very frightening because of the blatant anti-Semitism and excuses for Helen Thomas’ shameless attacks on Israel and Jews.

One-letter skirts around Thomas’ unashamed hate with “… Thomas' principled accomplishments over a lengthy period of time stand above the questionable, politically motivated attempts to dismiss her and diminish all the good that she represents.” Excuse me; what good does she represent except to those that gave her a standing ovation during her anti-Jewish, anti-Israel rant?

Another letter glosses over the bigotry that is alive and well with “She has been out in this world much more than a normal person, and she has been exposed to many more things than the average American, so she just may know more than many” Does her age and experience allow her to revile Jews to an adoring crowd?

Another “I have traveled to Israel and the West Bank, and what I witnessed was an anathema to my American values.” Rather than generalities like “anathema to my American values” let’s see the writer’s examples of an "anathema to my American values" in another letter and while he is at it some examples of the incessant anti-Jewish and Anti-Christian media and school frenzy in the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab world that encourages Arab children to murder Jewish and Christian children.

These letters didn’t disguise the letter writers feelings. It wasn’t undercover – it was blatant anti-Semitism of the first order right there for all to see. Joseph Goebbels must be smiling.

Ed Kohl
West Bloomfield, MI

1 comment:

There is NO Santa Claus said...

"We are owned by the propagandists against the Arabs. There's no question about that. Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists.

I find it unfortunate that Helen Thomas defines Zionism as propaganda against the Arabs. It's not. Had she not said that, the rest of her comment would be at least technically true.

Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish People. Zionists are people who merely recognize and support the existence of a Jewish State in part of the old Palestine Mandate. Therefore, it's true that the majority of people in Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street, are technically Zionists. What's so sickening about Helen Thomas' comments is the clear implication that the ONLY people who should be eligible for leadership in these institutions are those who hate Israel and Jews.

That's pretty outrageous. It hardly takes much imagination to see what kind of country the United States would be if we had a society like that. Perhaps that's why so many people who are not deeply into hasbora instinctively support Zionism.

Helen Thomas doesn't understand that; nor do her peers in the mainstream media.