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Helen Thomas To Retire Effective Immediately After Telling Jews To Get The Hell Out Of Palestine

Proverbs 18:6-7 (New American Standard Version)

6A fool’s lips bring strife,
And his mouth calls for (F)blows.
7A (G)fool’s mouth is his ruin,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.

When Ms. Thomas made her unbelievable remarks about the Israeli Flotilla incident I knew it would not be long before she would retire.  Her statements were such a broadside to most of us until there could be no other outcome for her.  She literally told the Jews to go back to Germany and Poland?  As we remember, Auschwitz was the gate to hell  for Jews in Germany.  Her statement was offensive to Jews and I believe it was offensive to God.  May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob have mercy on her.

FOX News is reporting –

Helen Thomas to Retire ‘Effective Immediately’ Following Uproar Over ‘Palestine’ Comments

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas announced her retirement Monday following an uproar over comments she made last month about Jews in Israel.

Hearst Corporation, which employed Thomas as a columnist, put out a brief story via Hearst News Service announcing the retirement “effective immediately.”

The announcement came after the White House Correspondents Association decried her remarks as “indefensible” and began to consider whether Thomas should continue to have the privilege of a front-row seat in the briefing room. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called her remarks “offensive and reprehensible” on Monday, as other former White House spokesmen called for Thomas to be fired.

The announcement Monday marked an abrupt end to a career that has spanned decades. Thomas, known as the dean of the White House press corps, has covered every president since Dwight Eisenhower. Her 90th birthday is Aug. 4.

The controversy escalated quickly over the weekend after the video surfaced online showing Thomas last month saying Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine,” suggesting they go instead to Germany, Poland and the United States. The video, shot by New York Rabbi David Nesenoff, was posted on several prominent websites and prompted a swift apology from Thomas on Friday.

“I deeply regret my comments,” she said in the statement, claiming 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.”

The apology did not satisfy her critics.

Lanny Davis, former special counsel to and White House spokesman for President Bill Clinton, said the apology “was not direct and didn’t address the merits of her belief in the stereotype that Jews are aliens in Israel and don’t belong there.”

Calling for Hearst to at least suspend her White House privileges, Davis said Thomas had revealed herself to be “an anti-Semitic bigot.”

Ari Fleischer, President George W. Bush’s press secretary, said her comments amounted to a call for “religious cleansing.” He told Fox News before the announcement that Thomas should lose her job over the comments.

“This goes beyond all boundaries,” Fleischer said. “When you advocate that people need to be separated on the basis of their religion … this is hatred, this is bigotry, this is prejudice.”

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said her comments were “outrageous” and urged her to make a “more forceful” apology.

“Her suggestion that Israelis should go back to Poland and Germany is bigoted and shows a profound ignorance of history,” he said in a written statement.

The repercussions for the videotaped remarks built rapidly over the past three days. The speaking agency that represents Thomas dropped her over the weekend. Then a Washington-area high school canceled a graduation speech she was scheduled to deliver.

Thomas came to write as a columnist for Hearst after working for decades as a correspondent for UPI. Dana Perino, White House press secretary during the George W. Bush administration, said earlier Monday that her comments should call her privileges in the briefing room into question.

“Her comments were so offensive to so many, so personally hurtful, and they would not have been tolerated by anybody else,” she said.

Just minutes before Hearst announced Thomas’ retirement, the White House Correspondents Association issued a statement saying the organization “firmly dissociates from (her remarks).”

The statement noted that the WHCA has no authority over issuing credentials but would be reviewing whether she should keep her front-row seat at a meeting scheduled for Thursday.

“The incident does revive the issue of whether it is appropriate for an opinion columnist to have a front row seat in the WH briefing room,” the statement said. “We are actively seeking input from our association members on this important matter.”

Thomas’ remarks were recorded near the White House on May 27 during a Jewish American Heritage Month celebration. Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent, said the Palestinian people “are occupied and it’s their land” and that Israelis should “go home” to Poland, Germany, America “and everywhere else.”

Thomas has a long history of anti-Israel rhetoric at White House press briefings. Last week at a briefing with Gibbs that followed a flotilla raid by Israeli commandos, Thomas called the raid a “deliberate massacre” and “an international crime.”

“What is the sacrosanct, iron-clad relationship where a country that deliberately kills people and boycotts — and we aid and abet the boycott?” she asked.

Nesenoff told FoxNews.com on Monday that he was in Washington to cover the Heritage Month event for rabbilive.com. He said he had no intention of cornering Thomas at the time and was not thinking about her stance on Israel when he approached her.

“It wasn’t like I was singling her out,” he said. Nesenoff said he was “shocked” at her response, saying it was so “relaxed” it was “like asking Arafat ‘Gee what do you think of Jewish people?'”

The rabbi said he plans to release another one-minute video clip showing the rest of the exchange with Thomas.

President Obama- these are Words of Wisdom (God speaking to Abraham)

Genesis 12:3

And (A)I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse
(B)And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

posted by rightthingtodo  Jun3 7, 2010

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Photos Of Bullet Proof Vests, Sawed-Off Shotguns, Night Vision Goggles, Knives, Mace, And A Rifle Scope All Found On The Turkish ‘Peace’ Boat

These are some of the items that were on the Turkish Flotilla aka Mavi Marmara aka the Peace/Humanitarian Aid Boat that was on its way to Gaza.  What kind of peace were they going to keep?  To quote Gary Bauer, “In the matter of 18 months, on Barack Obama’s watch, Turkey has slipped into the radical Islamist orbit with consequences that threaten the U.S., Israel and the balance of power throughout the Middle East.  Israel is in shock over what is happening to Turkey, its former ally.”

As I have said before, Obama’s negative and destructive rhetoric toward Israel sets the tone for Israel’s enemies and his attitude towards Israel is contagious to those who hate Israel.  His words are like a green light to terrorists, anti-semitic thugs and murderers all around the globe.

As Bauer says, “President  Obama is either clueless or he just does not care.”

This is what the Israeli soldiers found when they intercepted the 6th boat on its way to Gaza –

Bullet proof vests found on the Mavi Marmara ship

Night vision equipment and a rifle scope found on the Mavi Marmara ship

One of the electric saws found on the Mavi Marmara which were used to saw metal rods off of the ship's deck. Rioters used the rods to attack Israeli Navy soldiers who boarded the ship.

Saws found on the Mavi Marmara

Knives found aboard the Mavi Marmara

Gas masks found aboard the Mavi Marmara

Rocks, marbles and slingshots found aboard the Mavi Marmara

This is how some of these weapons were used to attack the Israeli soldiers on May 31, 2010 as they boarded the 6th boat

Testimony of IDF soldier on how they were attacked as they came down the ropes to board the 6th boat

There was a 7th boat in the flotilla and this is what happened

(Radio Exchange Between Israeli Navy and 7th Ship in Flotilla delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza)

An Aerial Shot of Peaceful Interaction Between IDF Navy and the 7th Ship in Gaza Flotilla

Israel has a right to exist and to defend herself, period!

posted by rightthingtodo  June 7, 2010
(hat tip to IDF blog for the photos)

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