Helen Thomas was prompted to resign her position after she gave controversial comment during interview with Rabbi David F. Nesenoff which had been filmed and spread all over the Internet.
Here is the transcription of the short interview between Nesenoff and Thomas.
Nesenoff: Any comments on Israel? We’re asking everybody today—
Thomas: Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.
Nesenoff: Whoa! Any better comments?
Thomas: (Laughing) Remember, these people are occupied, and it isn’t their land — not German, and not Polish.
Nesenoff: So where should they go? What should they do?
Thomas: Go home.
Nesenoff: Where’s home?
Thomas: Poland. Germany.
Nesenoff: So just go back to Poland and Germany?
Thomas: And America, and everywhere else.
You can watch the interview in the embedded video below. In the video Danny Schechter been interviewed and commented on the issue.
Thomas, 89, joined United Press International in 1943, and was recognized as a leader for women in journalism. In 2000, Thomas acquired her place at the front row of the White House briefing room after joining Hearst.
History recorded a lot of controversial speeches, words and comments from recognized people – some of them could escape and continue their careers, while some not.
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