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Posted at 9:03 PM ET, 06/ 6/2010

Helen Thomas disinvited from graduation

By Eric Athas

Journalist Helen Thomas was scheduled to be the graduation speaker at Walt Whitman High School later this month -- until Sunday, when she was disinvited after comments that she made about Israel and Palestine made many in the community uncomfortable, Montgomery Board of Education President Patricia O'Neill said Sunday.

"We became aware that there are some unfortunate comments from her that are airing on YouTube," O'Neill said. O'Neill said that especially given the large Jewish population at Whitman, the school system was not comfortable with having Thomas speak at the graduation on June 14.

A video of Thomas that says it was filmed at the White House on May 27 shows her telling Israelis "to get the hell out of Palestine... it's not German and it's not Poland." When asked where Israelis should go, she said, "Go home!... Poland, Germany... and America, and everywhere else."

--Michael Birnbaum

By Eric Athas  | June 6, 2010; 9:03 PM ET
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"So why the fuss."

She's saying that the Israelis should go back to lands that tried to extinguish them. That's the fuss. Maybe if she said that African Americans should go back to Africa, you'd be offended. And so would a lot more people.

Posted by: GRILLADES | June 6, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

"All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor."
Walt Whitman

Hell of a lesson for your kids there Walt Whitman parents.

Posted by: tslats | June 6, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Thomas' has the right to her opinions, but as a public figure, when she expresses racist remarks, she should expect the consequences. More importantly, as a journalist Ms. Thomas knows that a measure of objectivity is warranted (obviously lacking). Her anti-Semitic screeds are appropriate for Al-Jazeera or the Iranian News Agency and are unwelcome in Maryland or anywhere in the U.S. Ms. Thomas should seriously consider retiring to the same community that Dhimmi Carter occupies. That way, they can revel in their anti-Semitic hatred. I hope she suffers each and every day of her wretched existence.

Posted by: freepost | June 6, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

One wonders what would happened if she had called the Palestinians "two-legged animals" as Menachin Begin did?
Or if she had called the Palestinians "drugged roaches" that "scurry around in a bottle " as Rafael Eitan did?

Posted by: phillipmarlowe | June 6, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse


So jews are a race now. Fascinating.

Posted by: screwjob16 | June 6, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Tell her she already gave the speech at Whitman. She won't know the difference.

Posted by: Rob_ | June 6, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

More and more I have to agree with Helen Thomas.

The world worked very hard to create a homeland for the Jewish people. The Jewish people in turn have bit the hands that have fed them.

Separating the individuals from the nation, I find Jewish people much more kind and responsible than the nation of Israel. As a nation they seem more like the nations that tried to kill them all than they do a civilized society.

The events with the Aid Raid simply sealed the deal more. I think we can help solve the national debt in the USA by stopping our financial aid to Israel.

Posted by: colonelpanic | June 6, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

I would like to praise and Thank, Board of Education President Ms. Patricia O'Neill for taking action and disinviting Thomas from speaking to the graduating class of Walt Whitman. Tax money should be spent on wordy person and not on an anti-semitic and racist person!!!

Posted by: annamasica1 | June 6, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it have made more sense to allow Thomas to give her speech. I bet she would have addressed her comments and provided some explanation of them. Isn't education about hearing all points of view? So, what do the students learn by disinviting a speaker based on ten seconds of an impromptu Q&A session?

Posted by: dezlboy1 | June 6, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

dezlboy1 you have it exactly right. By not letting Helen Thomas speak, the kids will only learn that mom and dad didn't like what that woman had to say.

Posted by: AHappyWarrior | June 6, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

charlietuna's mind-boggling ignorance is exceeded only by his world-class stupidity.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 6, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Let Thomas defend herself. Dis-inviting seems like a cowards cop-out.

Posted by: countbobulescu | June 6, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps she was upset that a 19 year old American citizen named Fulkan Dogan (dual citizenship with Turkey) was shot five times from less than two feet away during the raid -- in the face, in the back of his head, in the back, and in his leg.

Calling her anti-Semetic is an absurd, desperate attempt to silence one of the few American journalists speaking negatively about the state of Israel.

Posted by: ohmfm | June 6, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

After making such a heartless remark, I think that Helen is going to be announcing her retirement very soon.

It's too bad to be ending a great career on such a nasty note.

Posted by: maggots | June 6, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Thats her opinion...so what? I doubt she was planning on giving a speech about this topic. And do WWHS parents believe their kids will never hear differing views? how do they want their children to handle it? to run away and hide? not a very open minded bunch.

Posted by: southbeach19 | June 6, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Good to see another public school system emerge as a champion of free speech.
In fact, the "lesson" for the students is if you don't like what someone says, don't let them say it. This is a betrayal of Thomas Jefferson's vision for the public school system as a bulwark of democracy.

Posted by: twm1 | June 6, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Having followed Helen's career for many years, this comes as a total shock. I cannot fathom why she would have uttered these words. What a terrible way to end a career of admired work. I am not at all sure she can recover from this uncontrolable outburst of what some might call insanity. This leaves many of us sad.

Posted by: mfulcher | June 6, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

You should know that Helen Thomas was invited to speak at a later date, in a later forum--I wish the article had explained that. So her views can and will be heard at Whitman, just not to a captive audience who would have no opportunity to challenge or question any hateful speech, or questions like: Helen, If Jesus came back to Earth, where would he go home to?" As to the hateful and untrue comment that Jews run the school system--hardly bears response it's so stupid, but I am not Jewish and was deeply offended and outraged by Helen's comments. Further, my child is graduating from Whitman and I was sick at the thought I was might be forced to either sit silently through hate speech or be rude and disrupt what should be a joyous celebration. Being allowed to express your views and being given the honor of being held up as a paragon for graduating students are two very different things. I applaud the system for coming up with a great solution.

Posted by: cindyloose | June 6, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Is Walt Whitman a high school or a nursery school? If it's really a high school, there is no good reason for prior censorship. Let her speak her piece and the students should be able to decide whether it was worthwhile or not.

Posted by: justmike | June 6, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey, she has a right to say what she thinks. And the people at Whitman have a right to say they don't want to hear what she thinks.

Posted by: kls1 | June 6, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

she is anti-semite. what a hypocrite!! get her out of here now! good for WWHS

what she said is the equivalent of saying blacks should go back to africa. that is a huge mistake.

Posted by: jim000122 | June 6, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I fully support Israel's right to exist and to have security within its borders. However, I am damned sick of so-called pro-Israel groups and individuals who refuse to entertain any criticism of the Israeli government's policies. Since the murder of Rabin by a radical right-wing goon, logic and reason have been in short supply. Helen Thomas is not the enemy. Except for its avowed foes, Netanyahu and those who blindly support his policies are the worst enemies of Israel's interests

Posted by: drewsusan | June 6, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

If she has said all blacks needed to go back to Africa, do you think she would still be working? These kind of people are the same at the core..they hate and at times can't contain it. If it wasn't about the Jews, she would pick something else, like christians, Muslims....

Posted by: dragonfly777 | June 6, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

I fully support Israel's right to exist and to have security within its borders. However, I am damned sick of so-called pro-Israel groups and individuals who refuse to entertain any criticism of the Israeli government's policies. Since the murder of Rabin by a radical right-wing goon, logic and reason have been in short supply. Helen Thomas is not the enemy. Except for its avowed foes, Netanyahu and those who blindly support his policies are the worst enemies of Israel's interests

Posted by: drewsusan | June 6, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

I fully support Israel's right to exist and to have security within its borders. However, I am damned sick of so-called pro-Israel groups and individuals who refuse to entertain any criticism of the Israeli government's policies. Since the murder of Rabin by a radical right-wing goon, logic and reason have been in short supply. Helen Thomas is not the enemy. Except for its avowed foes, Netanyahu and those who blindly support his policies are the worst enemies of Israel's interests

Posted by: drewsusan | June 6, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Helen Thomas has always been a very intelligent, well-informed and humane person. Why should anyone be surprised--let alone outraged!--at her heartfelt response to the murderous Israeli attack on the ships bringing food and medicine to the one and a half million Palestinian prisoners in Gaza? Helen, I hope you live to be a hundred and see the end of the Zionist occupation of Palestine.

Posted by: eugen | June 6, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Cindyloose (what?) you are A) absolutely Jewish and B) A defender of the state of Israel. Hate speech? Where are such strong words for Israels conduct towards that flotilla? What of the American citizen who was gunned down, unarmed, on that boat, do you suppose he was wondering about the politics of hate while his life ran out from him on the deck?

I have no problem with people of Jewish faith or the Jewish faith in general. I support their right to their beliefs just as I do any other religion. That has nothing to do with how I feel about Israel's recent conduct. Despising Israels' attitude towards the aid flotilla is not anti-Semitic no matter how hard you try to make it to be.

Posted by: Ixian | June 6, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

What would the libs say if she had told the blacks to "go back to Africa", or the Mexicans "to go back to Mexico"? Somehow I don't think their reaction would be the same. Too many people think it's okay to insult Jews (or Christians). But if a person evens draws a picture of Islam's holy man then look out! Judaism was founded long before Islam and the Jews were in THEIR land long before anyone had heard of Muslims. To idiots like Thomas (who s/b fired) the Palestians should have a home but not the Jewish people...

Posted by: denves | June 6, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

I don't know, nor really care, what Helen Thomas's feelings are, but keep in mind that opposition to Israel's policies do not necessarily equate to anti-semitism. There is a difference.

Posted by: justmike | June 6, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Israelis are leaving Palestine anyway. More are leaving than coming, and mostly to Europe and America. Helen Thomas only encouraged what is already happening. Before too many years Palestinians will be the majority even within the 1967 borders. Apartheit can be maintained only so long in today's world.
It would be a favor to the Jewish kids in WW to aquaint them now with the world they will inherit.

Posted by: rkthomas2mriscom | June 6, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

The issue is the Israeli encroachment on Palestinian lands...however, inelegantly addressed by Ms. Thomas....

Posted by: josephfranklyn | June 6, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Colonelpanic wrote: "The world worked very hard to create a homeland for the Jewish people."

Really? That's news to me.

Posted by: FrankIBC | June 6, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe the ignorance on this page. The right to free speech doesn't give you the right to barf your anti-semitic remarks all over everyone. Maybe she's not an anti-semite but what she said was anti-semitic. The "lesson" here is that hate speech is not tolerated in America. Montgomery School district got it right here.

Posted by: traviste | June 6, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

What if that crusty Arab witch had said blacks need to "go back to Africa?"

Posted by: RVZ555 | June 6, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

If Ms. Thomas had made "homophobic" comments would some people defending her right to "free speech", been as forgiving?

Posted by: castellina | June 6, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

To Philip Marlowe,
Neither Menachin Begin nor Rafael Eitan were given the honor of being invited to speak at my child's graduation, and far as I know they will not be invited as substitutes for Helen Thomas.

Posted by: cindyloose | June 6, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Good for Walt Whitman High School! This woman is... well, she probably belongs in a home, not on the front row of White House press briefings. It is amazing, though, to see so many neo-Nazis crawling out from under the rocks in this country. (Of course, with an anti-Israel president in the White House, I guess they think it's all right!) It is not all right! Long Live Israel!

Posted by: georges2 | June 6, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Don't be too quick to accuse others of ignorance. The quotes in the article are about Israelis, not Jews in general. Maybe she is anti-semitic, I don't know. But the accusation is not based on anything she says here. Maybe I shouldn't bring this up, but this seems similar to conservatives' constant claims that being pro-choice is equivalent to being a baby-killer.

Posted by: justmike | June 6, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

WaPo's handling of this affair is strange. Helen Thomas communicated immediately to the Washington Post following the controversy over the video.

Hearst Papers published a statement of regret. The speakers bureau that had represented Thomas issued a statement severing all ties with her.

Reports have flooded the media, and the pressure on Hearst grows by the minute.

Thomas might have issued an apology rather than a statement, and, perhaps, continued on with her career, her racist comments notwithstanding. However, she chose not to. Her colleagues have distanced themselves from her.

WaPo's failure to cover the story merits an explanation.

Posted by: farnaz_mansouri2 | June 6, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

"So why the fuss."

She's saying that the Israelis should go back to lands that tried to extinguish them. That's the fuss. Maybe if she said that African Americans should go back to Africa, you'd be offended. And so would a lot more people.

Posted by: GRILLADES | June 6, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

_________________________________________

The only statement on the topic which holds water.

Posted by: TheFreeMan | June 6, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

What Thomas said was not anti-Semitic. It was anti-Zionists and anti-Israel. The fact is that today's problems in the Middle East trace themselves back to 1948 and the end of British Colonial rule. There will be no peace until the Palestinians get their own state with a fair share of the natural resources e.g. water. Even then there is no guarantee. But demographics and fiscal matters (ours and Israel's) argue for a change in the status quo.

Posted by: maxtel1910 | June 6, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Americans need to stay out of other people's business. The Israelis are probably as safe as a coyote sitting on the fence of two competing sheep ranchers. The enemies don't dare shoot the coyote for fear that the other enemy will take personal offence and fire back.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | June 6, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

What she said is not the same as saying black people should go back to Africa. Blacks in America are not occupying anyone's land; we are not oppressing others. As for the notion that she wants Jews to go back to "lands that tried to extinguish them," that is ridiculous. Those "lands" did not try to exterminate them -- Hitler did, and he's long dead. It's time for Jews in Israel to be repatriated and give the Palestinians back their land...

Posted by: mickeynATL | June 6, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Helen Thomas must be senile to spew one of the stupidest remarks I've ever heard by a so-called reputable journalist. So Helen's solution to the middle-eastern problem is that Jews should go back to the countries that tried their best to exterminate them and damn near succeeded. No way.

Posted by: sherryds | June 6, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

No surprise---thomas is a longtime hater of israel.

Posted by: Socialistic | June 6, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

So jews are a race now. Fascinating.

Posted by: screwjob16
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they are the self-professed "chosen race"

Posted by: charlietuna6661

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Actually they refer to themselves as "God's chosen people." Judaism is not a race, it is a religion. And it amazes me that any comment that criticizes Israeli actions and continued occupation of illegally obtained laws is considered anti-Semetic while close minded, racists comments about Arabs (who everyone assumes are Muslims, they aren't always) are completely acceptable. Actions that flout the religious traditions of Islam, like the banning of hijab in France, or "draw Muhammad day" are considered normal.

I understand that the western world feels guilty about the Holocaust, but the subjugation of Muslims and the unrealistic defense of all Israel actions has resulted in a bizarre western defense of Israel.

Posted by: SCL24 | June 6, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Oh, when will the world stop forming governments based on religious beliefs? Democracy and theocracy don't mix. Isreal and Jews, choose.

Posted by: ekorea | June 6, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Ubersturmfuerher Thomas was just giving the Jooooze their marching orders. BACK TO THE CAMPS! BACK TO THE OVENS! We will finish the FINAL SOLUTION!

Posted by: Fiftycaltx1 | June 6, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

This is America. You can trash the President, the congress, and any other country or people except Jews and Israel.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | June 6, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Lot of anger at Jews in here. I am a Jew, and have two points to make to various writers:

1. I believe a lot of people going home to peaceful houses around the Beltway might have a different opinion of Israeli "aggression" if their own neighbors were shooting at them from across the street for the last 60 years.

2. Are Jews a race? Well, perhaps. Maybe not of pigment, but of the mind. If the rest of the world hunts you down like a dog for centuries, maybe you start to realize you are not like other people, for whatever reason. I know the reasons myself. However lamentable this may sound, if you think you are different, then, by definition, you are.

Posted by: ChinaHarry | June 6, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Black people who live in American are living on occupied Native American land. Blacks should go back to Africa ASAP!

For Helen Thomas to say all jews from Israel (including non-Gaza Strip and West Bank) is racist.

Helen Thomas should be fired from Hearst. Perhaps she can be hired by Hamas and be their mouthpiece since she's already an unofficial spokesman.

Posted by: LdSentinal | June 7, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Dragonfly777 - The "sending blacks to Africa" analogy is hardly applicable here. You see, the issue has something to do boots pressing on necks. America's blacks never planted their boots on any one's neck ever since they were taken out of Africa against their will. Au contraire, they have always been made to provide the proverbial neck under the boot. With Israel, however, the situation is quite different. Ms. Thomas might have been a bit ham-handed (no pun intended) in the way she expressed herself. But she could be expressing her frustration with the incredibly desperate situation of life for Palestinians, especially those in Gaza. "Take your boot off their necks", she seems to be saying. Such a call can hardly make sense if directed at African Americans.

Posted by: Stepback | June 7, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse

A very stupid, hateful comment from Helen Thomas.

Posted by: aklein1404 | June 7, 2010 3:58 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if Ms. Thomas was as nasty during the George Washington administration?

Posted by: bobbo2 | June 7, 2010 6:55 AM | Report abuse

Maybe they should rename Walt Whitman High School "AIPAC Prep"

Posted by: whiteowl19 | June 7, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Amazing that she gets in this much trouble for those comments. If Israel is such a democracy, why not allow all the Palestinians to join the country and vote for parliament?
They should be given equal representation within the confines of the lands they have also lived on for thousands of years. Why no representation for the Palestinians?
The ironic thing is that they have been forced into ghettos, separated from the rest of their country, and controlled like cattle. It's like all the humiliation of the holocaust without the murder.
Helen merely stated the obvious. It is that Israel was created as punishment for Hitler's atrocities, but taken out on people who had nothing to do with the holocaust.
Now, I know this posting will be seen as anti-semitic. This is a false assumption. This posting is anti-Israeli policy. Just as I have anti-Iranian policy views towards hezbolah and the crackdown on dissent.
As a U.S. citizen I believe "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." When did the palestinians give their consent for their treatment?

Posted by: ripper368 | June 7, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse


Helen Thomas' parents were Lebanese immigrants. Lebanon and the other middle eastern countries are opposed to Israel. As are most liberal journalists which is why most of them tolerate her comments.

Not only did the school uninvite her, but the company that handles her speaking engagement severed ties with her also. As did Craig Crawford who was collaborating on books with Thomas.

If Thomas had made that controversial statement to any other ethnic group, the comments supporting her would be much different. They would be opposing her also.

It seems like there is a growing anti-semitism in America which emanates in DC and trickles down to the uninformed.

Israel is the only democratic nation in the Middle East and has been on the receiving end of daily missile attacks from Hamas and other terrorists.

Evidence shows the "flotilla" was intent to provoke a confrontation and riot.

Israel has every right to the blockade in accordance with International Laws.

A majority of the American people support Israel in contrast to the anti-semitic out-spoken minority and the current Administration.

Posted by: janet8 | June 7, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

I used to like Helen Thomas for her straight forward questions to the White House. However on this issue she went over a very touchy line. It's time for her to just go and fade away. Like all old-timers, she has become a dinosaur. Also, she has truly shown how anti-semitic she is. The time has come to say goodbye, Helen.

Posted by: wilson0004 | June 7, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Can we at least agree that the thousands of Israeli settlers who have built on Palestinian land should go home. These radical Jews who have no respect for international law and literally believe that the lands were given to them by God.
We American's are finally waking up to the notion that sometimes telling the truth means doing the unthinkable and being critical of Israel .

Posted by: Cyrusy | June 7, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I don't see what the big deal is allot of jews themselvs are against Iseral in Palenstine. The Jews left the land and the Palenstine occupied it. If every Ethinic group started taking their land back everybody would be displaced including America. What if the Native Indians want their land back and refuse to live on reservations. Why is it ok for Isreal to take land they haven't occupied since the bibical times back from those who occupied it for years.

Posted by: amosdefnails | June 7, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

To jewish friends:IF African people came to US,killing the local people here, occupying the land by using force, you have rights to say: Go back to african.
If Jewish people move to Palenstine by using money to buy land,not by force. I support them.
same thing here, As an Europeans immigrant in US, you have no rights to be back to Europe and occupy a land which was owned by your grandparents 100 years ago.
Don't tell people something from your"bible". The people in the world don't buy it.

Posted by: qwerty_sun | June 7, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

What a knuckleheaded school to invite her in the first place. She's well known as a bigot and stooge of the left. Just the kind of person to be pitied, not given a microphone to air her bigoted views.

Posted by: greendayer | June 7, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse


To jewish friends:IF African people came to US,killing the local people here, occupying the land by using force, you have rights to say: Go back to african.
If Jewish people move to Palenstine by using money to buy land,not by force. I support them.
same thing here, As an Europeans immigrant in US, you have no rights to be back to Europe and occupy a land which was owned by your grandparents 100 years ago.
Don't tell people something from your"bible". The people in the world don't buy it.

Posted by: qwerty_sun | June 7, 2010 2:42 PM

Qwerty_sun; Well stated. So much more succinct and a lot shorter than my earlier, clumsier attempts at a similar point.

Thank you.

Posted by: TiredofDoubleStandards | June 7, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Helen has been ragging on Israel for over 20 years. This is just the most blatant attack. Maybe she should go back to the Lebanon of her ancestors; she'd feel right at home.

Posted by: neilwied | June 7, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

i dont know why people bend the true north to be the south or the west or the east. true north is true north. this lady is only trying to tell us that these people are occpying someone else's land. before saying anything or commenting we must think about it and put ourselves on theri shoes, do you and i accept someone to come and take your own house by force and agression and then kick you outside your house and then you come around and try to throw a stone on him becaus he kicked you out and killed members of your family during the operation. now after this real factual scenario. what would be your reaction?????????
that is what the occupiers have done some 50yrs ago to the palastinains. this is a whole true and is not any half truth.
palastinains dont not mind living side by side with any one but not via the above scenario.
now back to helen opinion. media and subjective one tries to take parts of the comment and leave the parts that dont support their argument out. i wish that we listen to the laday's whole point of view and argument.

yahya

Posted by: yahyamelhem | June 12, 2010 4:53 AM | Report abuse

its a wrong comparison between blacks in america and jewish in israel. these are two different stories. israel came to exist on one foundation, a fallcy; a land without people (palastine) for a people (the jewish) without land. while i say and history too that palastine was full of palastinians who were killed, houses destroyed, kicked out to bordering countries and recently killing people in ships who came to bring food and shelter for Gaza people who are living in prison called Gaza with conditons that no one would accept for an animal to live in. that is after one year of killing about 2000 of its people by all weapons of mass destruction. i call all people to investigate the truth and who is doing the real agression, the people of palastine or the israels?
look what they have done in 2006 in lebanon destroying the whole country and killing thousands of its people. dont get me wrong, i am not against the jewish as a race but i am against their actions in palastine occupying palastine and applying the most raciest actions. go there and see the standards of living for an average human being of both a jewish citizen and a palatinain. not to mention the Gaza.

Posted by: yahyamelhem | June 12, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

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