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Monday, June 7, 2010

Remember, Helen Thomas is an Anti-Israel Moderate

I certainly understand why Helen Thomas' comments that Jews should get the hell out of Palestine and go back to Germany and Poland have created such a stir.

But really, don't lose sight of the fact that by anti-Israeli standards, Thomas is a moderate.

Thomas merely wants to eliminate the State of Israel as a Jewish state, and any Jew who doesn't want to live in the resulting Muslim country could leave. This is a fairly standard, and increasingly popular, position among pro-Palestinian academics and "peace groups" aligned against Israel.

Those with the guns and rockets, who belong to the types of Islamist groups which financed the recent Gaza flotilla, have other ideas:

The fact that the mere destruction of Israel has become the moderate anti-Israel position says a lot about why Israel must do what it must do.

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  1. This is a send off i have been posting around a few blogs, and will probably put on my new blog tonight...

    An apropos bit of dialogue from Clint Eastwood’s movie “White Hunter, Black Heart.” Clint, some dude and a pretty woman were having dinner together, when she said pretty much Hitler had the right idea about the jews. The dude reveals he is Jewish and she keeps going saying anti-semitic stuff anyway. And then Clint pipes up.

    “Clint: I would like to tell you a little story, though.

    “Woman: I love stories.

    “Clint: You mustn't interrupt now, because you're too beautiful to interrupt people.

    “When l was in London in the early [1940]’s, I was dining one evening at the Savoy with a rather select group of people and sitting next to me was a very beautiful lady, much like yourself.

    “Woman: Now you're pulling my leg.

    “Clint: Now, just listen, dear. We were dining and the bombs were falling, we were all talking about Hitler and comparing him with Napoleon, and we were all being really brilliant. And then, suddenly, this beautiful lady, she spoke up and said that was the thing she didn't mind about Hitler was the way he was treating the Jews.

    “Well, we all started arguing with her, of course. Though, mind you, no one at the table was Jewish. But she persisted.

    “Are you listening, honey? Mustn't interrupt Daddy. That's right. You're way too beautiful for that.

    “Anyway, she went on to say that that's how she felt about it, that if she had her way, she would kill them all, burn them in ovens, like Hitler.

    “Well, we all sat there in silence.

    “Then finally, l leaned over to her and l said, ‘Madam, l have dined with some of the ugliest goddamn bitches in my time. And l have dined with some of the goddamndest ugly bitches in this world. But you, my dear, are the ugliest bitch of them all.’

    “Anyway, she got up to leave and she tripped over a chair and fell on the floor. And we all just sat there. No one raised a hand to help her. And finally when she picked herself up, I said to her one more time: ‘You, my dear, are the ugliest goddamn bitch l have ever dined with.’

    “Well, you know what happened? The very next day, she reported me to the American Embassy. And they brought me in for reprimand. And then when they investigated it they found out that she was a German agent. And they locked her up.

    “Isn't that amazing?

    “Woman: Why did you tell me that story?

    “Clint: I don't know. It wasn't because l thought you were a German agent, honey. But I was tempted tonight to say the very same thing to you.

    “I didn't want you to think I had never said it before.

    “You, madam, are the...

    “Well, you know the rest.”

    To Helen Thomas. You, madam are the ugliest... ah, well you know the rest.

  2. I read Helen Thomas's bio on Wikipedia and found out that she was born to a Lebanese family. I'm surprised that this has not been mentioned. It seems to shed some possible light on her deeper allegiances. But here is what I have been thinking during this whole Helen Thomas circus; It seems to me that the Israelis have more historical right to live in the Middle East than Helen Thomas has to live in North America. So what is she talking about? Would she be suggesting that every non-Native America return to Europe.. or maybe Lebanon? Just wondering.

  3. Yahasiff - The majority of my people came from Norway to Normandy in France and then to England and Scotland in 1066 with William the Conqueror. Then we came here. Where do I belong - I mean it's been over a thousand years....

    I check in on a pro-Palestinian blog and the blogger explained to me that most of the Jews in Israel are from that area. So she needs to do a little research. Hard to do with two feet in your mouth.

  4. Maybe just stop doing to palestinians what germans did to them? Germany and Poland are probably safer than israel for jews right now anyway...I don't think she was trying to be an ass, but she certainly made a stink.