Originally written 06-08-10 and printed in the Sun Sentinel
Mr. Lowe your cartoon about an alternative statement by Helen Thomas displays a complete misunderstanding about her statement. You improperly equate sending Palestinian Arabs to an Arab country with sending Jews back to Poland and Germany.
You state your “what if Helen Thomas said” sending the Palestinian Arabs to say anyone of the 22 Arab countries is equal to sending Jews back to countries that did in fact kill 6 million Jews.
You overlook some facts (1) Hamas, ruling Gaza has as its prime credo that Israel be wiped off the map and all the Jews killed. (2) The Palestinian Authority promotes elementary school education curriculum that it is their goal to reclaim 100% of Palestine including Tel Aviv and Haifa driving the Jews into the sea. These would be the same Palestinian Authority and Hamas that Ms. Thomas supports. Israel is not trying to wipe the Palestinians off the face of the map but the Palestinian leadership has clearly stated its goal to drive the Jews out.
Helen Thomas’s career is portrayed as the pinnacle of news journalism. Yet, now that she has been outed by her own words on video as a virulent Jew hating individual … others are coming forward stating that they have known for years of her opinion. People who have the hatred clearly demonstrated by Ms. Thomas’ words should not be celebrated or held us as role models. They are people who are what America is supposed to stand against.