White House correspondent who said Jews should ‘get the hell out of Palestine’ dies at 92

(JNS.org) Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who in a 2010 interview said Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine,” died Saturday at 92.

Helen Thomas. Credit: Rachael Voorhees.

Thomas also told rabbilive.com in the 2010 interview that Jews should “go home, to Poland and Germany, America and everywhere else.” She later said, “I deeply regret the comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. 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. May that day come soon.”

The aftermath of Thomas’s anti-Israel remarks prompted her to retire, a move President Barack Obama called “the right decision.” Thomas had reported on every U.S. president from John F. Kennedy to Obama.


Posted on July 21, 2013 .