Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Obama - 'Helen Thomas Remark Was Offensive And Retirement Was The Right Decision'

Helen Thomas commenting that 'Israeli Jews should get the hell out of Palestine' has ended with her resignation despite a 'lukewarm apology'. Now Obama has commenting in disapproval of her statement and saying that retiring was the right move.


"President Barack Obama says he considers veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas' remarks about Israel "offensive."

Asked during an interview with NBC about Thomas' comments saying Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine," Obama said he believes those statements were "out of line." At the same time, he said he recognized Thomas' long service covering presidents dating back to John F. Kennedy.

He said it was a "shame" that her career has ended in controversy, but called Thomas' retirement announcement "the right decision."

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