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June 10, 2010

Rabbi Faces Hate Barrage from Helen Thomas Fans

The public square may have seen the last of Helen Thomas after her "Get the hell out of Palestine" message to Israelis embarrassed her employer, the Hearst Corporation, and the White House Press Association -- which had allotted her a privileged position. But their quick action in distancing themselves from her has triggered furious reaction from a raft of Jew-haters. FoxNews reported on June 9:

The New York rabbi who videotaped veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas telling Jews to "get the hell out of Palestine" says he has received numerous death threats and thousands of pieces of hate mail in the days since Thomas' abrupt retirement.

Rabbi David Nesenoff said he is facing an "overload" of threatening e-mails calling for a renewed Holocaust and targeting his family — a barrage of hate he said he planned to report to the police on Wednesday.

As Irish author Conor Cruise O'Brien memorably observed, anti-Semitism is a "light sleeper." Thomas seems to have goaded the monster to stir. FoxNews, for its part, laudably speaks out against the bigots.

Posted by AL at June 10, 2010 01:27 PM


Those Jew haters don't seem to be as upset with what was said as the fact that their spewing anti-Semitism was caught on tape saying it... no plausable deniability.

Posted by: Nick B. at June 10, 2010 09:18 PM

Well, this of course raises issues in both sides. It's just a shame that there's no such thing as journalism subjectivity anymore. The only thing left to do is to find a reliable, balanced source.

I liked this guy's commentary, funny as hell but also smart and witty:

What do you guys think?

Posted by: EM!! at June 11, 2010 12:36 AM

Yesha Koach Rabbi Nesenoff! Without your video, her vile comments, actually her heartfelt views, would not have been believed.

Helen Thomas will be doing lunch with Mel and Daddy Gibson, Louis Farraklan, Rev. Wright, Al Sharpton, "Bishop" Richard Williamson, David Duke...

Posted by: Eddie at June 11, 2010 07:27 AM

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