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(photo credit: Rabbi David F. Nesenoff)
WASHINGTON — A longtime Washington journalist retired on Monday, after making a comment that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine."
An open letter to Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas's employer, Hearst News Service, announced the resignation.
The 89-year-old Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, leaves amid
a brewing controversy over remarks she made about Israel and
Thomas, known for her confrontational questioning, apologized for
comments that were captured on video and have spread widely on the
Internet. On the May 27 video, Thomas suggested that Jews should go
to Germany, Poland or the US.
The Hearst announcement came shortly after White House press secretary
Robert Gibbs called her remarks "offensive and reprehensible."