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Veteran US Journalist Helen Thomas said that Jews have "total control" over the White House and US Congress, telling Playboy magazine in an interview to be published in April, "Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies."
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Thomas, who covered the White House for more than six decades, was forced to resign from her position at Hearst Corp. last year, after saying in an interview that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home to Poland, Germany and the United States."
Thomas appeared to show no regret for last year's comments, reiterating in the Playboy
interview her belief that "Israelis have the right to exist-but where they were born."
"Why shouldn't I say it? I knew exactly what I was doing-I was going for
broke. I had reached the point of no return. You finally get fed up,"
Thomas denied claims that she was anti-Jewish. "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'm not anti-Jewish; I'm anti-Zionist."
She explained her comment that Jews should go back to Poland and Germany
meant "they should stay where they are because they're not being
persecuted-not since World War II...If they were, we sure would hear
about it." Thomas added 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
When asked whether she believed their was a secret Jewish conspiracy at
work in the US, Thomas stated that it is "not a secret. 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."