Helen Thomas, the legendary doyenne of the Washington press corps, recently resigned her position after making the remark that the Jews should decamp Palestine and set off for Poland, Germany, and the United States. It was an impolitic and downright inappropriate comment to make. It was also her right as a private citizen to say whatever she wanted. She was expressing an opinion, as many of us do in the course of our day.
Abraham Foxman, the self-appointed arbiter of Semitism and all things thereof, predictably went into his usual histrionics. He insisted on public contrition, but when Thomas apologized, Foxman decreed that her apology did not go far enough. For Abraham Foxman, a sackcloth, ashes, and a public stoning outside the city gates would not be enough. Foxman has made a career for himself of making it downright dangerous to express anything other than pro-Israel, pro-Zionist, pro-Jewish attitude....
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