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Helen Thomas is usually a fine reporter. But, this time she revealed an ugly bias. To suggest Jews leave their homes in Israel and go back to Poland and Germany turns my stomach and makes my skin crawl. Her words were bigoted, insensitive, profoundly ignorant, and painful to all Jews who had to flee such places.

It is a good start that she has apologized for her remarks — but it is difficult to believe that she is sincere. Thomas has damaged her legacy and it is a stain on her overall body of work. She ought to be ashamed of herself.