Enough!- Another Israeli-American Says No to Zionism

Playboy Interviews Helen Thomas

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Really great interview in which Helen Thomas opens up and defends her reasoning behind the notorious YouTube video that cost her her half a century position at the White House. The interviewer, Hochman, did piss me off with the question about her sanity.

PLAYBOY: Don’t take this the wrong way, but the question many people have is, Has Helen Thomas lost her mind? You’re 90, after all. Do you still have all your faculties?”

But have no fear, Helen gets right back at him

“THOMAS: I resent that question! I thoroughly resent it. Why are you interviewing me if I’m crazy? It wouldn’t be worth it to you, would it? …They want to know if I’m crazy? You have to be crazy to criticize Israel? You have to be crazy to criticize tyranny? I learned before Hitler that you have to stand up for something. You have to stand up. We always have to take a stand against human tyranny wherever it occurs.”

You tell ’em girl.

I do think that Hochman is out to make her sound nutty (with the many asides about her offering him drinks, sandwiches etc), and anti-semitic, but ends up having a really hard time proving his point. Thomas remains lucid, eloquent and on-topic throughout the lengthy interview. What’s most inspiring to me is that she remains unapologetic. Despite having lost her career (and I think it’s more than just a career) and knows that after she’s gone people will still cling to that YouTube video and consider her some kind of high-up anti-semitic reporter, she does not apologize for injustice.



Written by Keren Carmeli

March 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Liked the article a lot. Go Helen! I’m so glad to hear she will be at the Move Over AIPAC conference. It will be an honor to meet her and hear her speak, and let her know that there are many who support her courage to speak the truth.

    Pat Carmeli

    April 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm

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