By Jennifer Lipman, February 18, 2011
The US reporter who left her job as a White House correspondent for Hearst Newspapers following uproar over her anti-Jewish comments has made another controversial claim.
Helen Thomas, who last summer was filmed saying that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine", said in a CNN interview that Jewish people did not have to leave Europe after the Holocaust.
The 90-year-old said: "They didn't have to go anywhere really, because they weren’t being persecuted anymore.
“There hasn't been persecution since…World War Two.”