This is what Helen Thomas said:
Asked what Jews in Israel should do, Thomas says "go home." Asked where that home is, she replies: "Poland. Germany. And America and everywhere else."
She was forced into retirement over this; now here is what Senator Chuck Schumer said:
"Palestinian people still don't believe in the Jewish state, in a two-state solution... they don't believe in the Torah, in David... you have to force them to say Israel is here to stay." He emphasized the need "to strangle them economically until they see that's not the way to go."
Criticizing Palestinians for not sharing your religious beliefs? Advocating starving them so they agree with your political views? Shouldn't Schumer have to step down too? Or is there a double standard? Are we to de-value the lives of Palestinian Arabs?
And, I should add, Chuck Schumer's information is not even accurate. According to a recent poll 74% of Palestinians want a two-state solution and even Hamas would be open to a two-state solution if the Palestinian state is recognized.
Update: Schumer's hateful statement has gone viral. A lot of stuff on the Daily Kos.
"The idea Schumer is expressing is the same Dov expressed: to make them suffer but not die. That is a war crime. To do what Dov and Chuck are suggesting is certainly against the Geneva convention. Schumer supports war crimes. Make no mistake about that."
Read more here.