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PLO honors Helen Thomas, former journalist who stated that the Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine”

"The High Commission for the PLO in Washington has honored Helen Thomas, an American journalist and writer of Lebanese descent. The award ceremony was held at the home of the President of the High Commission for the PLO in Washington, Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat (Erekat), as a token of appreciation for Thomas' extensive work in the realm of journalism and writing, in which she has always defended the Palestinian cause. The award ceremony… was attended by PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi. Ashrawi awarded Thomas a medal of honor on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas. She told her that the President and the Palestinian leadership applaud all that she has given and contributed to the Palestinian cause in the West, and appreciate it. Ambassador Areikat awarded Thomas a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the PLO High Commission in Washington."

Note: It was Helen Thomas who in June 2010 expressed her opinion that the Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Poland, Germany, America, “and everywhere else.”

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