Hamas Sends Condolences on Death of Helen Thomas

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Finally Obama and Hamas can agree on something else.

Not long after the passing of veteran American journalist Helen Thomas yesterday, aged 92, Hamas’ very own “military wing”, the Izzedeene al-Qassam Brigades, posted on its website a heartfelt eulogy.

The post – highlighted by the Elder of Zion blog – was entitled: “Rest in Peace Helen Thomas. We respect you for taking a stand.”

Thomas has been eulogized by many – including the US President – as a trailblazer for female journalists, being the first woman to join the White House Correspondents’ Association, and the first woman to serve as its president. She was also the first female member of the Gridiron Club, Washington’s historic press group.

But the “stand” referred to by Hamas was, perhaps unsurprisingly, nothing to do with women’s emancipation. Instead, the group – which calls for the annihilation of the Jewish people in its charter – praised Thomas for a rather ugly tirade against an American rabbi, filmed in 2012.

In the video, seen below, Thomas tells her Jewish interviewer that Israel should “get the hell out of Palestine,” and that the Jewish people should go home to “Poland, Germany … and America and everywhere else.”

Aside from Israel. Of course.

But if you abbreviate Helen ThoMAS, you’re just one A away from Hamas.

  • cathy

    Journalist Helen Thomas, who said Jews ‘should get the hell out of Palestine,’ dies at 92
    July 20, 2013

    …. Her refusal to conceal her strong opinions, even when posing questions to a president, and her public hostility toward Israel, caused discomfort among colleagues.

    In 2010, that tendency finally ended a career which had started in 1943 and made her one of the best known journalists in Washington. On a videotape circulated on the Internet, she said Israelis should “get out of Palestine” and “go home” to Germany, Poland or the United States. The remark brought down widespread condemnation and she ended her career.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/pioneering-and-controversial-journalist-helen-thomas-dies-at-92/

    ISRAEL

    Genesis 12:1-3 – Now the LORD had said to Abram, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you: And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you.

  • Profit

    Yup, liberals and Muzzis see eye-to-eye on the jihad against Israel.

  • DogmaelJones1

    I met Helen Thomas years before her “go back to Poland and Germany” remark, and couldn’t decide if she was senile or just plain bats.

    • OfficialPro

      in her old age probably a combination of both.

    • m4253y

      no, the truth always finds a way to rear itself from the cerebral cracks known as senility, stupidity, foolishness, you name it. those rare down moments are more than likely her heartfelt beliefs all along, just masked very well when she was a supreme a$$kisser on the living well on the a$$licking trail.

  • OfficialPro

    “Ding-dong, the (b)witch is dead…”

  • http://www.BR-549.com Junior Samples

    Daniel,
    I once e-mailed her to complain about a column. Got the nastiest e-mail in return I’ve ever read, and I have an ex-wife! Wish I still had it to show to you.

    • OfficialPro

      can you recall any part of her reply in your memory? What were you complaining about (subject)?

  • VHG1

    Amazing how the two plagues destroying humanity, liberals and muslims, have the same goals, point of view and same hates isn’t it?

  • Carlos SpicyWeener

    Tell Adolf I said “nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah”. Ciao.

  • Christopher Riddle

    Of course they would!She HATED The State of Israel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!