Helen Thomas has lost her marbles.
Helen Thomas was born in Winchester, Kentucky. Her parents, Mary (nÃ©e Rowady) and George Thomas, were Lebanese immigrants from Tripoli, Lebanon. She was brought up in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Wayne University (now Wayne State University), graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1942.
I have to hold back on everything that I want to say. The fact that she is of Lebanese origin is significant. The fact that she apparently kept these racist, anti-Semitic views to herself for so long is strange.
Has her advanced age led her to this or was she always like this and was able to keep herself in check?
UPDATE: An apology was posted on Thomas’s Web site: â€œI deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.â€