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  • Helen Thomas and Israel

    Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas died last week. Thomas had covered every president from Kennedy to Obama and, as many noted, she was frequently the only woman reporter in a room full of men. Often referred to as the dean of the White House press corps, she is credited with breaking the glass ceiling… More ▸

  • Rabbi vs. Helen Thomas

    Rabbi David Nesenoff, who recorded the late Helen Thomas saying the Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine,” recalls his chance encounter with the veteran UPI reporter at the White House in 2010. More ▸

  • Wayne State should restore Thomas award

    To the Editor: I read in the papers that my beloved alma mater, Wayne State University, has “retired” the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award because of controversial remarks made by the award’s namesake. In reading some of these remarks — at the time they were made, and again today — I… More ▸

  • Thomas needs history lesson

    To the Editor: Helen Thomas again has shown her ignorance of the history of the Middle East. She should go back to school to learn about Palestine; I will start to educate her: 1. There are no Palestinians who live in the area that she dislikes. 2. The Romans named the area Paliatina. 3. The… More ▸

  • Candidate: Proud to be on J Street’s ‘enemies list’

    To the Editor: J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami attacks me in his Op-Ed titled "Making the case for ‘Yes.’ " I am proud to find myself among Alan Dershowitz, Elie Wiesel and Joe Lieberman on J Street’s “enemies list.” My opponent, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), is one of J Street’s biggest supporters in Congress…. More ▸