Rabbi Nessenoff: Any comments on Israel? We're asking everbybody today, any comments on Israel?
Helen Thomas: Tell em to get the hell out of Palestine.
Nessenoff: Oh. Any better comments on Israel?
Thomas: Remember, these people are occupied, and it's their land. Not German, it's not Poland.
Nessenoff: So where should they go and what should they do?
Thomas: They should go home!
Nessenoff: Where's their home?
Thomas: Poland. Germany.
Nessenoff: So you're saying the Jews should go back to Poland and Germany?
Thomas: And America and everywhere else.
Beginning to sense a pattern? She calls Israel's response an "international crime" and a "massacre". It's funny, though. She has a bit more trouble with condemnation when the people killing people are less, well, Jewish:
When I first posted that video, I chalked it up to moral equivalence. But it isn't, really, is it? It's decidedly non-equivalent. Islamists attacking U.S. troops are freedom fighters, Jews defending their nation are terrorists.
It's amazing that someone who will so casually call America and Israel terrorist-states has such a prominent place at the head of the White House press corps. Right?
(h/t Exurban League for remembering the birthday pic)
Helen likes to ask Robert Gibbs pointed questions. Wonder if she'll have the stones to ask him if he agrees with her prescription for Israel? And I do so wonder how Gibbs would respond. Don't you?