Legendary White House press corps senior correspondent Helen Thomas has passed before yesterday at age 92. Believe it or not but she had been after nine presidents of the United States since J.F. Kennedy in the 1960s.
Because of some inconsiderate spontaneous remarks about Israel she had been forced to resign three years ago. Young rabbi David Nesenoff has asked her a couple of questions on the occasion of the Jewish Heritage Celebration Day and she apparently wasn’t aware that both her warm advise about journalism and firm stance on where Jews should go (“Get the hell out of Palestine”) had been recorded with a smart phone, then broadcast world wide. The slip was noticed too late when she abruptly finished the talk with the young rabbi and changed the topic.
It is worth to check the sequence again. My sympathies have been and are with Helen. After another three years of illegal settlements in the West bank she had told the rabbi what has to be said.
21 July 2013 @ 5:44 pm.
Last modified July 21, 2013.