Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In Defense of Helen Thomas

Thomas apologized on her website on June 4, saying, "I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon."

I would like to point out, however, that Gandhi said the exact same thing... did he hate Jews? Helen Thomas should not have had to lose her position for speaking her mind. She said nothing derogatory to the Jewish people. Had she actually said something that was anti-semitic, I would be the first person to condemn her.

Gandhi said "But in my opinion, they [the Jews] have erred grievously in seeking to impose themselves on Palestine with the aid of America and Britain and now with the aid of naked terrorism... Why should they depend on American money or British arms for forcing themselves on an unwelcome land? Why should they resort to terrorism to make good their forcible landing in Palestine?"

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