Rabbi David Nesenoff, the rabbi who interviewed Helen Thomas, has received thousands of hate messages following the release of the video showing Thomas making anti-Israel and anti-Jewish comments. You can read some of the hate mail on his website, Rabbilive.com.
Our Quote of the Day is from an article posted today on Haaretz.com:
“According to Nesenoff, he no longer sees a difference between anti-Semitic and anti-Israel behavior, saying that Israel was “a legitimate state and if there’s any criticism it must be specific. But people keep returning to the question: Why are the Jews living there? They took over that country.’ It is a re-writing of history while ignoring the centuries-long Jewish presence in Israel. Those are statements against Jews, with anti-Israel sentiment being only a part of it.”
-Rabbi David Nesenoff