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Helen Thomas' Arab ancestry was no excuse for her anti-Semitic views
Helen Thomas' Arab ancestry was no excuse for her anti-Semitic views

Susan Reimer's column about pioneering female journalist Helen Thomas makes light of Ms. Thomas' vicious comments about Jews that ended her career ("Helen Thomas opened journalism for women," July 25). Ms. Thomas' views were not simply "intemperate" and "abrasive" — they were hateful and uninformed. For example, her May 2010 remark that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Poland and Germany not only rejected Israel's right to exist but also showed contempt for the traumatic legacy of the Holocaust. Furthermore, the remark exposed her ignorance of the fact that a majority of...

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