I certainly understand why Helen Thomas’ comments that Jews should get the hell out of Palestine and go back to Germany and Poland have created such a stir.
But really, don’t lose sight of the fact that by anti-Israeli standards, Thomas is a moderate.
Thomas merely wants to eliminate the State of Israel as a Jewish state, and any Jew who doesn’t want to live in the resulting Muslim country could leave. This is a fairly standard, and increasingly popular, position among pro-Palestinian academics and “peace groups” aligned against Israel.
Those with the guns and rockets, who belong to the types of Islamist groups which financed the recent Gaza flotilla, have other ideas:
The fact that the mere destruction of Israel has become the moderate anti-Israel position says a lot about why Israel must do what it must do.