Saturday, June 5, 2010

CRASH: I want Hellin Thomas Right Where She Is

I vote with Prof. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection.  I want Hellin Thomas EXACTLY where she is.  She is the face of contemporary antisemitism and the collective media arm.

There are many calls for Helen Thomas to be fired. I disagree. 
Thomas is a good, working example not only of media bias, but how the race card is played in the information war against Israel.
The Islamist-Leftist Coalition repeatedly seeks to delegitimize Israel by claiming that Israelis are Europeans who should go back home. This racial component is key to portraying Israelis as European racists and denying the legitimacy of Israel through coalitions with "people of color."
But the portrayal of Israel as a European implant is false.
In the immediate aftermath of Israel's War of Independence (after the Arabs rejected the U.N. partition plan which would have created the first Palestinian state ever), approximately 850,000 Jews fled or were expelled from Arab and other Muslim countries, with the majority going to Israel.
What happened in 1947-1949 was an exchange of populations, with roughly equal numbers of non-Jewish Arabs leaving what now is Israel and the West Bank, and Jews leaving Arab and Muslim countries to go to Israel.
Those Jewish refugees from Muslim countries, and their descendants, now account for roughly half of Israel's population.
Israel also went to great lengths to rescue the Ethiopian and Yemeni Jewish communities, among others. I have embedded video of Operation Solomon below, because the beauty of that event contrasts so nicely with the ugliness and ignorance of Thomas' comments.
Most of Israel's Jewish population also has known no other home. As of 2008, 76.4% of Israelis were Jewish, of whom 67.1% were born in Israel, 22.6% in Europe or America, 5.9% Africa, and 4.2% in Asia.

Keep Helen Thomas right where she is. And keep her talking.
Helen Thomas' greatest accomplishment as a journalist is to have exposed the true, ugly face of Israel's critics.
Not much I can add to that.  Hellin plays an EXTREMELY useful role.  I want her to keep playing that role as long as she draws breath, which I hope will be a long while.


  1. Via Doug at yesterday

    White House press corps(e) liberal geezer Helen Thomas: “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”

    That dog won't hunt Ms Hezbolah. Your "heart felt belief", is attested to by years of anti-semetic absurdity played out on the national stage. Own it. Let's take your rhetoric to its logical conclusion: You ought to be repatriated to Lebanon.

    Media bias is one thing. Anti-Semitic rants under the guise of impartial reporting is a perfect charicature of of the blatantly hypocritical Lamestream Media as a whole.

    I agree, keep her right where she is. You go girl! And go to h....

  2. "Heart-felt" is what we got on the video where she exposed her wish that Jews "get the hell out" of "Palestine" (a state that never existed).

    Truly, honestly, and make no she's lying. Maybe she'd enough Chablis to lubricate her old nasty tongue in the first instance.

  3. Can you imagine if she had said all blacks should go back to Africa?

  4. Nope.

    But she's a gonner as of today. And too bad, in some ways. I wonder if she will be crossing the river soon, partly as a result of this? No pity, just a thought...