Monday, June 07, 2010

Defend Helen Thomas Against Zionism

On May 27th, 2010, Zionist David Nesenoff asked reporter Helen Thomas for comments on Israel. Thomas responded, "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine... Remember, these people are occupied, and it's their land."

Thomas was accused of racism and essentially driven into retirement. For what? Stating the truth that Palestine is under genocidal occupation or suggesting that the occupiers leave?

Pretend someone asked a newswire reporter in the 1800's for comments about The Indian Wars. Now Pretend that reporter replied that the Whites ought to leave North America because they are occupying a peoples' land. Is that too outrageous?

Helen Thomas was baited by Nesenoff because he had issues with her not towing the Zionist line. Nesenoff also happens to work closely with Fox News. Of course, Fox News helped hype up Thomas's statement. Now Fox News is fighting to get her seat. (Even if they fail, the other likely successor is rightwing news Bloomberg.)

It was a total set up. Helen Thomas is being demonized simply for calling Israel what it is: occupation.

I don't know how realistically she means for all Israelis to leave Palestine. I don't think anyone expects that to happen. Thomas was brave enough to point out, however, that these Israelis are Germans, Polish, and Americans. They have no historical ties to Palestine; only claims written in a book not about them that is pure science fiction. (That is less claim than the likes of the Sioux have on parts of North America!)

Have we even seen the full unedited video?

Why are rightwing news reporters not held to the same harsh standard?


The Pixies and Gorillaz ain't gonna play Israel.
(Tell Placebo and Diana Krall to boycott Israeli apartheid too!)


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