The longtime White House correspondent who resigned from Hearst newspaper in June in the wake of comments she made about Israel will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
CAIR is honoring Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent and now 90 years old, at its Leadership Conference and 16th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Oct. 9 in Arlington, Va. Speakers will also include Oxford Islamic studies scholar Tariq Ramadan.
Thomas started at the White House as a reporter during the Kennedy administration. In a video interview captured at a White House Jewish heritage event for RabbiLIVE.com that spread quickly across the Internet, Thomas advised Israeli Jews to get the hell out of Palestine and go home to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else.
One wonders if her long career would have earned her an award if she hadn’t ended it the way she did?
The worldwide Muslim obsession with Israel is sort of deranged. Aren’t issues like Iran’s program to subsume the whole Middle East under a Shia caliphate more important to the average Muslim than a tiny Jewish state, one in which Arabs have it better — both economically and politically — than anywhere else in the region?
If Israel bombs Iran’s nuclear weapons factories, will CAIR give the IDF an award? They should.