In Defense of Helen Thomas by Paul Jay
Her apology was not enough to stop calls for
her head from those who have wanted to shut Thomas up for years.
Ari Fleischer, Der Monkey Fuhrer's spokesliar,
led the call in an e-mail to the Huffington Post saying Thomas'
comments amount to "religious cleansing."
"She should lose her job over this," Fleischer
wrote. "As someone who is Jewish,
and as someone who worked with her and used to
like her, I find this appalling."
Perhaps Fleischer should also add that he is someone
who knows something about apologies . . .
being the leading apologist for the Bush bastards
as their war led to the deaths of at least one million Iraqis.
What Thomas clearly did say she was talking about
was Jews that had come from Germany, Poland and America.
Now it's likely that most of the Jewish refugees
that came to Palestine from Europe just after the War, did so not
because they "belong to the land of Israel",
but due to fact that the American, Canadian and British governments
wouldn't drop their anti-Jewish quotas even after
the horrors of the genocide were fully exposed (let's talk about
some real anti-Semites).
I don't know of any opinion polls taken at the
time, but if those refugees had a real choice to go to some
impoverished potentially war-filled land in the
Middle East or join the Jewish community in New York,
I know what I would have chosen.
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