WASHINGTON (JTA) — The rabbi whose interview with Helen Thomas ended the veteran White House correspondent’s career says he has been deluged with hate mail.
Rabbi David Nesenoff has posted several of what he says are the 25,000 and counting anti-Semitic e-mails on his website, Rabbilive.com. Some of the e-mails say "Hitler was right" and others are replete with obscenities.
Nesenoff interviewed Thomas on the White House grounds on May 27 while he was attending a Jewish American Heritage Month event there. Asked to comment on Israel, Thomas said Israeli Jews should "go home" to Germany and Poland.
The subsequent uproar spurred Thomas, 89, to end her career of six decades.