In Defense of Helen Thomas

by Michael Rubin

I don’t want to beat an old horse, but it’s a bit unfair to compare Helen Thomas to Hezbollah. After all, Helen demanded all the Jews leave Israel, whereas Hassan Nasrallah, secretary-general of Hezbollah, told Lebanon’s Daily Star on October 22, 2002, that “If they [the Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them world wide.” Clearly, Helen only endorses religious cleansing; she doesn’t openly support genocide.