Longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas announced her immediate retirement on Monday following the controversy stemming from her comments on Israel, according to her employer, Hearst News Service.
Last week, during a White House event, Thomas told a rabbi that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Germany and Poland, according to the Washington Post. Her remarks were caught on tape and quickly spread across the internet.
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"I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians," Thomas later said a statement on her website. "They do not reflect my ...read more