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      Helen Thomas: Modern-Day Haman?

      Former journalist Helen Thomas told an interviewer for a pornographic magazine her anti-Zionism is fully intended.
      By Chana Ya'ar
      First Publish: 3/20/2011, 1:08 PM / Last Update: 3/20/2011, 1:30 PM

      Former journalist Helen Thomas told an interviewer for a pornographic magazine recently that her anti-Zionism is fully intended.

      The 90-year-old modern-day Haman was fired from her long-time job as a White House correspondent for Hearst Corporation for virulently anti-Israel remarks. Not exactly a fluffy bunny herself, she told Playboy magazine she “knew exactly what she was doing” when she said that “Jews don't belong in Palestine,” and they should all “go home to Poland, Germany and the United States.”

      For good measure, Thomas told the interviewer in the article to be published next month that the White House and the Congress are “in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies.”

      Thomas claimed she has nothing against Jews in her latest diatribe. “I think they're wonderful people. They had to have the most depth. They were leaders in civil rights. They've always had the heart for others but not for Arabs for some reason. I am not anti-Jewish; I am anti-Zionist.”

      She continued with the rant that got her fired, however, complaining that Jews “carry on the victimization... American people do not know that the Israeli lobbyists have intimidated them into believing that every Jew is a persecuted victim forever, while they are victimizing Palestinians.”

      Meanwhile, she said, she cannot understand why it is so important to continue to bother with remembering the Holocaust. “There's nothing wrong with remembering it,” she remarked, “but why do we have to constantly remember? We're not at fault.”

      Her final salvo was the instant replay of the oft-repeated stereotype of the Jewish controlling financial mogul in charge of the world:

      “It's very open everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies, which are funded by wealthy supporters, including those from Hollywood. Same thing with the financial markets. There's total control. Not just two percents.”

      No comment on the funding from Saudi Arabian royalty to the universities of America, nor on the influence of the Arab oil market.