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    • Jon
    • 19.03.11 | 01:30 (IST)

    for Helen Thomas since she probably failed in grade school. She does not seem to be aware of the fact that the Jews from the 1880s to 1948 emigrated to Palestine by ways of legitimate land purchases from the local landowners. This is in addition to the many Jews that had remained in the area post-Roman domination of the Kingdom of Judea. If she wants to dispute the legitimacy of maintaining influence in the West Bank that is an entirely separate story. She is also unaware that Jews were continuously persecuted in Eastern Europe post-WWII by ways of many pogroms. To this day, East Europe is still not a pleasant place for the Jewish people to live.

    from the article: Helen Thomas to Playboy: White House in pockets of the Israeli lobbies
    First published 22:58 18.03.11 | Last updated 22:58 18.03.11
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