During a White House Jewish Heritage Celebration, notable-for-sheer-longevity correspondant Helen Thomas was recorded by the website rabbilive.com saying that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to Germany and Poland:
Thomas later issued a 47-word apology above a pagelong advertisement for her latest book:
I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.