Helen Thomas to address anti-AIPAC gathering

By Michael Foley

The organization, Move Over AIPAC says long-time Washington Journalist Helen Thomas, who was ousted from her job at the Hearst Newspapers after making what many described as antisemitic remarks, will address its pro-Palestinian conference in May.

The conference coincides with the annual policy meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee  summit in the Capitol. Thomas will be the group’s keynote speaker May 21.

The 92-year-old Thomas, who was stripped of her White House press credentials when she lost her job, has just been granted credentials to cover the House and Senate for the Falls Church (Virginia) News-Press.

Move Over AIPAC says its May 21-24, 2011 conference hopes to “expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.”