Helen Thomas: Jews Were Not Persecuted in Europe After War, Should Have Stayed There


(JTA) – Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas said the Jews did not have to leave postwar Europe because they weren’t persecuted.

In an interview Wednesday on CNN’s “Joy Behar” program, Thomas told Behar that once World War II ended, the Jews “didn’t have to go anywhere really, because they weren’t being persecuted anymore. But they were taking other people’s land.”

When ‘Bigotry’ Backfires: The Rick Sanchez Affair

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So now CNN host Rick Sanchez has added his name to the long list of public figures, here and abroad, who accuse the Jews of control, in this case of control of the television news business. Others gear the accusation to the media in general or the entertainment world or government or the international economy.


Jon Stewart Takes Shots at Fired CNN Host Rick Sanchez


JTA) -- "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart jabbed back at fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez.

Sanchez was fired Oct. 1, a day after he suggested that Jews run the news business and called Stewart, who is Jewish, a bigot.

During the taping Oct. 2 of a Comedy Central benefit to raise money to educate autistic children, host Stewart urged those feeling guilty about their actions to donate.

CNN Seeks Balance

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Does the top brass at CNN care about criticism from American and Israeli Jews about an alleged pro-Palestinian bias? Most assuredly. In a 90-minute exclusive interview with The Jewish Week at his Midtown office, Walter Isaacson, the chairman and CEO of the all-news cable TV network, offered a spirited defense of CNN’s Middle East coverage while acknowledging that a conscious effort was made three months ago to focus more on the victims of Palestinian terror.

Israel Ads Air Despite CNN Snub

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CNN’s refusal to run two pro-Israel ads has Jewish officials steaming. “It’s outrageous,” said Ken Bandler, a spokesman for the American Jewish Committee, whose 30-second spot, part of a $500,000 advertising campaign, emphasizes Israel’s shared democratic values with the U.S. “Shame on them,” said Larry Weinberg, executive vice president of israel21c, of the cable news network. His California-based group’s ad is “educational, not political,” he said.
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