How is Helen Thomas anti-semitic ?
Is anyone who dares criticize Israel an anti semite ?
I knew you would play dumb. For one she specifically calls out Jews. Something you closet anti-Semites don't usually do, instead using the word "Zionism". Why don't you go tell the "blacks" to go back to their country and see how that plays out?
Secondly: Helen Thomas: 'Israelis Want to Take Palestinian Homes and Land and Water and Kill Their Children' | NewsBusters.org
Well, there’s no understanding of the Palestinians at all. I mean, they’re living there and these people want to come and take their homes and land and water and kill their children and kill them.
And this gem:
What I meant [by my June 2004 rant] was they should stay where they are because they’re not being persecuted—not since World War II, not since 1945. If they were, we sure would hear about it.
I thought she was a journalist? Yet, she didn't know about this: Hate crimes up against religious groups, new FBI numbers show - Faith & Reason
Last year, there were 1,519 incidents against people based on their religion, a 9% increase from the year before.
While anti-Jewish attacks make up the bulk of the incidents -- one out of every six -- there was a spike in hate crimes against Catholics.
so Jews actually have the highest rate of hate crimes committed against them. Why does this woman call out Jews specifically, tell them to "go home", refers to them as "those people" and spews hyperbolic rhetoric about Jews wanting to kill Palestinian children.
This woman would fit right in with the KKK or skin heads. From her interview with Playboy:
PLAYBOY: In the wake of your anti-Israel comments, a blogger from The Atlantic argued there’s really no distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. He wrote, “Thomas was fired for saying that the Jews of Israel should move to Europe, where their relatives had been slaughtered in the most devastating act of genocide in history. She believes that once the Jews are evacuated from their ancestral homeland, the world’s only Jewish country should be replaced by what would be the world’s 23rd Arab country. She believes that Palestinians deserve a country of their own but that the Jews are undeserving of a nation-state in their homeland, which has had a continuous Jewish presence for 3,000 years.…”
THOMAS: [Interrupts] Did a Jew write this? [Editor’s note: The writer is Jeffrey Goldberg.]
PLAYBOY: “…and has been the location of two previous Jewish states. This sounds like a very anti-Jewish position to me, not merely an anti-Zionist position.”
Edited by Dronetek, 25 April 2011 - 04:03 PM.