Medea Benjamin, the founder of Code Pink, remembers the late Helen Thomas07/25/13 Medea Benjamin outside of the sWhite House
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Medea Benjamin, the founder of Code Pink, was interviewed when she was taking part in a demonstration outside of the White House. The protest was over the forced resignation of Helen Thomas for her remarks about Israel. Medea recounted that she has dealt with Helen on many occasions and thought Helen's dismissal was very unfair. Medea, who is Jewish, felt that Helen is not anti-Semitic. Medea stated that many people were distressed by Israeli policy regarding the Palestinians and Helen should not be punished for giving her opinions on the resolution to the Israel/Palestinian questions. To Medea, a position critical of Israeli policy did not constitute anti-Semitism.