The veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas has quit her job after saying the Israelis “should get the hell out of Palestine”. The comments which were recorded on a video have sparked a fire storm in the US.
The 89-year old pioneering journalist who paved the way for women to cover politics in the US and has covered every American president since J.F. Kennedy, has been widely condemned for the remarks.
Thomas has since apologised adding that she truly believed peace would only come to the Middle East when all parties recognise the need for mutual respect.