Show Your Love for Helen Thomas!
In May during our Move Over AIPAC conference we will honor our keynote speaker Helen Thomas, former White House dean of correspondents, with an award. We invite you to give us your comments below for Ms. Thomas and when we present the award to her, we'll mention them into our remarks.
Join us in honoring Ms. Thomas for her 60 years of excellent investigative journalism and her fearless efforts to speak out against war and injustice around the world. Helen Thomas retired in 2010 after a long and productive career. She was a member of the White House Press Corps and served as Bureau Chief for United Press International.
Ms. Thomas has stood up strong for her beliefs about the nature of the Israeli / Palestinian conflict and what is needed to bring justice to the region. She has said that "peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance."
We admire her courage and her continued activism to peace bring and justice to the Middle East.
CODEPINK honored Ms. Thomas with a PINK medal of courage.
For her 30-second remark on the Israeli / Palestinian conflict in May 2010 Ms. Thomas has garnered harsh criticism from many sides and soon stepped down from her post. Responding to a question about Israel, she said, “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.” Upon further prodding, Ms. Thomas continued, “Remember these people are occupied and it’s their land…” and those who are the occupiers should “…go home” to “Poland, Germany… and America and everywhere else." Ms. Thomas misspoke on the matter concerning Jewish citizens of Israel and was sent to the gallows in a hypocritical fashion, despite apologizing thoroughly and clarifying her sentiments.
Ms. Thomas has not slunk into the post-retirement shadows but has continued to speak out passionately about the nature of the conflict and what is needed to bring a just resolution to the region. Of the backlash from her remarks, she said "I paid a price, but it's worth it to speak the truth."
Yes, it is.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Show some love for Helen ...|
|577||Fri May 06 15:09:12 EDT 2011||Jackie Leppard||Halifax, NS||Helen, thank you for your courage, intelligence, and fortitude. You are a challenge and an inspiration, and an example of how we can keep fighting the good fight our whole lives. You rock!!|
|576||Tue May 03 01:23:26 EDT 2011||Ahmed Sakkal||Charleston, WV|
|575||Mon May 02 17:49:00 EDT 2011||Linda Harris||Kingston, NY||I admire your long standing ability to write the truth and refusal to be intimidated. You've been a role model to woman everywhere. Keep up the good work.|
|574||Sun May 01 16:20:49 EDT 2011||Mariel Caldwell||Springfield, MO||Thank you for your entire career 0f speaking truth to power. I am especially grateful for your speaking out about Israel's treatment of Palestine. You are my hero. Mariel Caldwell|
|573||Thu Apr 28 11:09:15 EDT 2011||Brenda Yanni||Hewitt, NJ|
|572||Thu Apr 28 10:12:05 EDT 2011||Carol Wagner||Williston, VT||Miss you, Helen! Be well!|
|571||Tue Apr 26 07:36:28 EDT 2011||drew hoffman||jacksonville, FL||You are an inspiration. Keep up the good fight!|
|570||Mon Apr 25 14:40:13 EDT 2011||merritt grooms||ft myers, FL||1000 "Merci"s for your courage, your ethical voice, your conviction, but most of all... your chutzpa! Joie de vivre, Helen Thomas!|
|569||Mon Apr 25 10:37:45 EDT 2011||Harold Trainer, USAF RET||Prospect, KY||You were outstanding. Harold Trainer, USAF RET|
|568||Mon Apr 25 10:36:20 EDT 2011||Harold Trainer, USAF RET||Prospect, KY||Helen they did you wrong. Keep on trucking and speaking out. We are. Harold and Carol Trainer, Louisville, KY|
|567||Sat Apr 23 07:29:57 EDT 2011||jacqueline taylor Basker||new York, NY||Helen - I now live and work in the Middle East and I am so proud of your insight and courage. Americans are ignorant of the full history of the region, and back the bully policies of AIPAC on the backs More....|
|566||Fri Apr 22 05:53:39 EDT 2011||Anonymous||New York, NY||Thank you, Helen Thomas for showing the world your bigoted views. You have solidified your place in history next to Hitler, Hussein, Arafat and Gaddafi.
In addition to being completely ignorant of More....
|565||Fri Apr 22 05:49:47 EDT 2011||Anonymous||New York, NY||Helen Thomas is a bigoted shitface.
In addition to being completely ignorant of Israeli history, she comes of as a complete moron by saying that native born Israelis should emigrate to Europe. Does More....
|564||Fri Apr 22 04:44:23 EDT 2011||Harry Olenberg||Hawley, PA||Perhaps Helen Thomas and other Americans of Lebanese decent should get the hell out of the U.S. and go back to Lebanon. She is an anti-Semite, pure and simple and Code Pink by their support of her fit More....|
|563||Thu Apr 21 00:29:13 EDT 2011||cat cahambaret||LOS AMGELES, CA|
|562||Wed Apr 20 21:45:05 EDT 2011||Beverly and Dan Sweeton||Leanon, TN||Thank you, Ms Thomas, for speaking out against the wrongs of government officials, etc.over your long career. Sadly,attempts to silence much needed voices for truth such as yours are all too frequent. More....|
|561||Wed Apr 20 21:44:15 EDT 2011||Beverly and Dan Sweeton||Leanon, TN||Thank you, Ms Thomas, for speaking out against the wrongs of government officials, etc.over your long career. Sadly,attempts to silence much needed voices for truth such as yours are all too frequent. More....|
|560||Wed Apr 20 21:41:06 EDT 2011||Beverly and Dan Sweeton||Leanon, TN||Thank you, Ms Thomas, for speaking out against the wrongs of government officials, etc.over your long career. Sadly,attempts to silence much needed voices for truth such as yours are all too frequent. More....|
|559||Wed Apr 20 15:58:05 EDT 2011||Robin Emmens||Jacksonville, OR||Dear Helen Thomas,
Few stellar people have consistently sought the Truth in the face of adversity like you have done. Thank you for helping me stay brave in this country of madness. I miss your public More....
|558||Wed Apr 20 10:30:38 EDT 2011||James Murphy||Farmington, ME||Helen, You have always been Right On in my book! You are a model and an inspiration. Thank you forever!|
|557||Tue Apr 19 23:49:02 EDT 2011||Anonymous||richmond, VI||there's a lot of Jewish guilt here mascarading as Jewish pride - calling Helen "anti-Semitic." Stop killing the innocent People of Palestine and stealing the little land they have left, and your guilt More....|
|556||Tue Apr 19 18:34:28 EDT 2011||eileen fleming||FL||When I was a child I wanted to grow up and be Brenda Starr. During my first of 7 trips to Israel and Occupied Palestine in 2005, I wanted to be like Dorothy Day. When you asked Obama about MIDDLE EAST More....|
|555||Tue Apr 19 17:32:20 EDT 2011||Duane Christensen||Rodeo, CA||Keep up the good work. It is time to get rid of the SWARM that continues to attack you.|
|554||Tue Apr 19 15:55:31 EDT 2011||Lissa Caldwell||Waynesville, NC||Shurkan Habibti for standing up against injustice and for telling the truth about what is happening in Israel/Palestine. Too many Americans are clueless! You can tell how scared the opposition is by More....|
|553||Tue Apr 19 13:09:34 EDT 2011||Abier Shamma||Belmont, MA||Thank you and we urge you to continue to speak out against injustice!|