Veteran US reporter Helen Thomas lashed out at Israel in an interview published Friday, standing by fiery comments which forced her to quit as doyenne of the White House press corps last year.
Speaking to Playboy, she denied she was anti-Semitic but railed against Jewish lobbies she said controlled power in America, from the White House and Congress to Hollywood and financial markets.
The combative 90-year-old also reiterated her view that Jews should stay in Europe and the United States rather than moving to Israel, which she said was stolen from the Palestinians.
"I'm not anti-Jewish; I'm anti-Zionist. I am anti-Israel taking what doesn't belong to it. If you have a home and you're kicked out of that home, you don't come and kick someone else out."-Veteran reporter Helen Thomas lashes Israel, again