White House press crone, Helen Thomas, got herself in too deep for anyone to save her, and we can bet many tried. She says she will retire immediately. Perhaps she was shown the door by her employer, The Hearst Corporation. Hearst made the announcement of her “immediate” retirement today. Helen once said, “I think I’ll work all my life. When you’re having fun, why stop having fun?” Someone decided to end her fun.” As a member of the White House Press Corps, Helen is officially a White House Press Corpse. See videos below.
A great irony in this story is that Thomas was invited by the White House to the Jewish Heritage Month reception at the White House on May 27th. She was born in Kentucky to immigrants from Tripoli, Lebanon. Her parents were Christian. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan. Should that matter? Apparently it does, and perhaps she still has family living in Lebanon who are Muslim.
The first question is, why would someone with apparent and out-spoken sympathies for “Palestine,” be invited to the Jewish Heritage reception? A Jewish blogger attending the reception asked The Crone for a comment on Israel:
When specifically asked about the Palestinian conflict, she told the reporter to “tell them (Israelis) to get the hell out of Palestine.” Later in the interview she said the Israelis should go home to Poland or Germany, American, and everywhere else.”
Over the last few years, Thomas has often revealed her anti-Semitic viewpoint. Without asking an honest question, she has tip-toed all around her support for Palestine, all-the-while perched on one of the coveted front row seats in the newly redone White House Press room, paid for by taxpayers, she has tried to keep a focus on Palestine.
In the first video below, taped after the Christmas Day Underpants Bomber attempted-attack, you’ll hear her ask Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, why the government never explains their [jihadists] “motivation” to “do us harm” She’s right about that. She wouldn’t like the answer, though, if an honest answer was given. Helen’s face doesn’t lend itself to looking coy, but she tried her best.
One such White House Press Conference had the late Press Secretary Tony Snow thanking her for giving the “Hezbollah” view.
In March 2010 she chastised the White House for our “commitment” to keep Israel safe. At the same press conference she said “…it’s against International Law to annex occupied land.” It was convenient for both White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Thomas not to mention that Jordan sits on 77% of the landmass mandated for the Jewish homeland and today, Israel has the legal right to far more land than they have claimed. We never, ever hear this:
The Jewish homeland was to consist of all the land west of the Jordan River, stretching to the Mediterranean Sea – and including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The the Arabs would not have it. The League of Nations dissolved into the United Nations and the problem was handed over to the U.N., including the trusteeship of the British mandate to make a Jewish state a reality. The Mandate stood.
U.N. Resolution 181, known also as the U.N. 1947 Partition Resolution, was passed by the U.N. General Assembly, and implemented but never accepted by the Arabs.
The land given to Jordan to be ruled by a Saudi son, in no way changed the status of the Jews west of the Jordan River, nor did it inhibit their right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
These documents are the last legally binding documents regarding the status of what is commonly called “the West Bank and Gaza.”
Arabs adore the U.N. They accept everything the U.N. says as Koranic. But they decided they would not accept a Jewish homeland and they have never wavered. Thomas must know, though that the Partition is legal, and if Israel wanted more land, they could legally take it, because there is law behind the mandates and the Partition. Israel has given up much in the quest for peace – a peace that never comes. Helen Thomas knows this.
Once more for emphasis, since the press won’t touch this:
The Mandate survived the demise of the League of Nations. Article 80 of the UN Charter implicitly recognizes the “Mandate for Palestine” of the League of Nations.
This Mandate granted Jews the irrevocable right to settle anywhere in Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, a right unaltered in international law and valid to this day. Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria (i.e. the West Bank), Gaza and the whole of Jerusalem are legal.
The International Court of Justice reaffirmed the meaning and validity of Article 80 in three separate cases: (read them here.)
In other words, neither the ICJ nor the UN General Assembly can arbitrarily change the status of Jewish settlement as set forth in the “Mandate for Palestine,” an international accord that has never been amended.
Everyone, including all of Hollywood, thinking Israel “stole” land in Palestine should do some research. Ask any Librarian. She/he will show you how.
Little did we know when Thomas sent out her invitation for all Jews to leave Israel, she was doing us a favor. She swathed it in evil, and hurt many people, but today she is gone from the front row of the White House Press room. Now she will be fawned over by the Left as a meaningful Matriarch for keeping the White House honest. What I love most is that whether by her design or at Heart’s bidding, she is leaving immediately. Someone is very, very unhappy. There wasn’t even time for a big D.C. retirement bash.
Related and Background:
Helen Thomas Fired, Dropped and Uninvited
Helen Thomas Asks Homeland Security the “Motive” for Jihadists to harm us (video)