On the Ðeuth oI Helen Thomus

By ¡AWRENCE DAV¡DSON

¡N¡ORMAT¡ON C¡EAR¡NG HOUSE - z¸ JU¡Y, zo1¸

HeIen TIomus, LIe renowned journuIIsL, dIed on zo JuIy zo1¸ uL LIe uge oI qz. SIe wus
LIe IIrsL womun journuIIsL Lo cover LIe WIILe House und dId so Ior un unprecedenLed
¸o yeurs. SIe IusLed In LIuL job despILe uIwuys uskIng LIe LougI quesLIons. ¡L wus u
gIorIous run besmIrcIed onIy IuLe In Ier cureer by opporLunIsLIc uLLucks by ZIonIsL
AmerIcun IdeoIogues. WIen LIuL Iuppened, us descrIbed beIow, ¡ wroLe u pIece In Ier
deIense. ¡L wus orIgInuIIy puL onIIne on June z¸, zo1o, buL Is Iere represenLed In un
upduLed Iorm.

PurL ¡ - HeIen TIomus GeLs Angry

HeIen TIomus wus LIe mosL respecLed oI LIe WIILe House press corps. However, sIe
mude u mIsLuke LIe oLIer duy oI weurIng Ier IeeIIngs on Ier sIeeve, so Lo speuk, on u
LopIc oI deudIy poIILIcuI sensILIvILy. SIe suId ouL Ioud LIuL LIe Jews sIouId ¨geL LIe IeII
ouL oI PuIesLIne¨ und reLurn Lo Europe. PuIesLIne Is ¨noL Germun, ILs noL PoIIsI¨ sIe
udded. UnIorLunuLeIy, LIe wIoIe LIIng ended up on u YouTube vIdeo. PredIcLubIy, LIe
AmerIcun ZIonIsLs jumped uII over Ier. SeveruI Iormer WIILe House operuLIves, wIo
muy Iuve resenLed TIomus`s Iurd quesLIonIng oI LIeIr bosses, were uL LIe IronL oI LIIs
cIurge. ¡unny DuvIs, Iormer CIInLon WIILe House CounseI, ImmedIuLeIy unnounced
LIuL TIomus sIouId be ¨sLrIpped oI Ier Ionors Ior IuvIng crossed LIe IIne oI Ireedom oI
speecI.¨ TIe uLLempL by supporLers oI ¡srueI Lo exempL crILIcIsm oI LIe ZIonIsL SLuLe
Irom LIe proLecLIons oI LIe ¡IrsL AmendmenL oI LIe ConsLILuLIon Ius been ongoIng.
DuvIs udded LIuL TIomus ¨Ius sIown IerseII Lo be un unLI-SemILIc bIgoL.¨ AnoLIer
Iormer WIILe House press secreLury, ArI ¡IeIscIer, suId TIomus sIouId be IIred Irom
Ier posL und Ier WIILe House press credenLIuIs revoked. He uIso cuIIed Ier un unLI-
SemILIc bIgoL. B`nuI B`rILI`s InLernuLIonuI PresIdenL DennIs GIIck und VIce PresIdenL
DunIeI MurIuscIIn uccused TIomus oI beIng un uIIy oI ¡runIun PresIdenL AImudInejud
und beIng purL oI u cubuI seekIng Lo ¨deIegILImIze ¡srueI.¨

PurL ¡¡ - ¡ssues Ior ConsIderuLIon

TIe wuy LIe ¡srueIIs beIuve LIey Iuve no need oI HeIen TIomus Lo ¨deIegILImIze¨ LIeIr
counLry. TIey ure doIng u IIne job oI LIuL on LIeIr own. TIomus`s remurks cume In LIe
uILermuLI oI u pIruLIcuI uLLuck on LIe Guzu AId ¡IoLIIIu, durIng wIIcI ¡srueII
commundos murdered nIne uId ucLIvIsLs on LIe MuvI Murmuru. AcLIng us LIey do, LIe
ZIonIsLs reuIIy Iuve IILLIe IegILImuLe cuuse Lo geL ungry uL oLIer peopIe`s unger. TIomus`s
remurks were obvIousIy mude In u mood oI unger und IrusLruLIon. We uII muke
sLuLemenLs durIng IILs oI unger mosL oI wIIcI, LIunkIuIIy, do noL end up on YouTube.

BuL we uIso know LIuL mosL oI LIe LIme LIese sLuLemenLs do noL reIIecL our oLIerwIse
reuIIsLIc und IeveI-Ieuded poInL oI vIew. ¡ once Ieurd u respecLed MIddIe EusL IIsLorIun,
deIIverIng u LuIk uL un unnuuI conIerence oI LIe MIddIe EusL SLudIes AssocIuLIon, suy
LIuL LIe worId wouId be u beLLer pIuce II ¡srueI broke oII Irom ILs geogrupIIcuI posILIon
und sIId Lo LIe boLLom oI LIe MedILerruneun Seu. Wus LIIs mun u bIgoL? No Ie wus noL.
He wus JewIsI. And Ie wus noL u ¨seII-IuLer.¨ However, Ie wus ungry.

TIomus oIIered un upoIogy sLuLIng LIuL sIe regreLs LIe ¨commenLs ¡ mude IusL week
regurdIng ¡srueIIs und LIe PuIesLInIuns.¨ TIere Is no doubL LIuL sIe reuIIy does regreL IL,
consIderIng LIe IoL wuLer IL puL Ier In. SIe goes on und suys LIuL ¨LIey do noL reIIecL
my IeurLIeIL beIIeI LIuL peuce wIII come Lo LIe MIddIe EusL onIy wIen uII purLIes
recognIze LIe need Ior muLuuI respecL und LoIerunce. Muy LIuL duy come soon.¨ GIven
Ier IIILy-pIus yeurs oI IonesL und peneLruLIng reporLIng LIere Is no reuson Lo doubL LIuL
LIIs IusL sLuLemenL represenLs LIe sober HeIen TIomus - wIen noL conIronLed wILI
IorrIIIc ¡srueII beIuvIor. TIe uccusuLIons oI bIgoLry und LIe cuIIs Ior LIe ruInuLIon oI Ier
cureer ure wuy ouL oI proporLIon und, wIen comIng Irom ZIonIsLs sucI us ¡IeIscIer,
GIIck und MurIuscIIn, LIey ure undoubLedIy opporLunIsLIc.

PurL ¡¡¡ - ZIonIsL BIgoLry

Now, sInce we ure on LIe LopIc oI bIgoLry, IeL`s consIder LIe beIuvIor oI LIe ZIonIsLs In
LIIs regurd. AILer uII II one IubeIs LIeIr crILIcs us bIgoLs, one sIouId Luke u Iook uL LIe
busIs Ior LIeIr crILIcIsm. TIe bILLer LruLI Is LIuL ¡srueII Jews Iuve spenL LIe IusL 6¸ yeurs
sysLemuLIcuIIy dIscrImInuLIng uguInsL ¡srueII Arubs und, us Iur us LIe PuIesLInIuns oI LIe
OccupIed TerrILorIes go, LIey Iuve seL up u sysLem oI conLroI LIuL smucks oI upurLIeId.
A recenL survey oI ¡srueII Jews sIows LIuL u good number oI LIem do noL wunL
PuIesLInIuns us neIgIbors or uIIowed Lo IIve In LIe sume upurLmenL bIocks us LIey do.
¡srueI`s scIooI LexLbooks Iuve purposeIy erudIcuLed LIe PuIesLInIun IIsLory oI LIe pIuce
LIey now cuII LIe JewIsI sLuLe.

TIIs dIscrImInuLory envIronmenL Is promoLed by LIe ¡srueII governmenL. TIIs Is Iow
LIe ¡srueII journuIIsL Myu GuurnIerI descrIbes LIe sILuuLIon: ¨TIe conLInued
muILreuLmenL oI PuIesLInIuns puLs every ¡srueII`s Ireedom uL rIsk on u duIIy busIs. ¡I your
governmenL dIsregurds LIe ruIe oI Iuw, dIsenIruncIIses your neIgIbor und LrumpIes IIs
mosL busIc Iumun rIgILs, Iow cun you expecL LIuL your own Ireedoms wIII remuIn
InLucL?¨ BuL Ireedom In ¡srueI Is Loo oILen seen us u sLrIcLIy eLInocenLrIc prIvIIege. TIIs
Is noL Lo suy LIere ure noL IuIr-mInded und Iumune ¡srueII Jews wIo know LIuL LIere Is
someLIIng serIousIy wrong wILI LIe socIeLy LIey IIve In. TIere ure. TIey ure jusL u Loo
smuII mInorILy.

¡n oLIer words, ¡srueI us now consLILuLed und operuLed Is u sLuLe oI ucLIve or pussIve
bIgoLs. TIuL concIusIon Is bused on evIdence (evIdence bucked up by mosL oI LIe worId`s
Iumun rIgILs orgunIzuLIons, IncIudIng LIose In ¡srueI). TIuL beIng LIe cuse, ¡ usserL LIuL
¡srueI Loduy Is u rucIsL pIuce und sIouId be LrunsIormed Irom u ¨JewIsI sLuLe¨ Lo u
democruLIc secuIur sLuLe, u sLuLe wIere uII ILs cILIzens Iuve equuI rIgILs. TIuL does noL
requIre uII oI ¡srueI`s Jews Lo go buck Lo Europe, or Lo be drowned In LIe eusLern
MedILerruneun Seu. ¡L jusL requIres LIe desLrucLIon oI LIe IdeoIogy oI ZIonIsm.

¡I LIe IoIks uL B`nuI B`rILI geL IoId oI LIIs ¡ wIII beL doIIurs Lo donuLs LIuL LIey wouId
Iuve connIpLIons und cuII me un unLI-SemILIc bIgoL. TIuL seems Lo be LIe wuy IL goes In
our worId oI doubIe sLundurds.