Helen Thomas: 'you can't criticise Israel'
Helen Thomas left her job in June
However the 90-year-old veteran Washington correspondent said that even after apologising for the comments she “had the same feelings about Israel's aggression and brutality.”
She told an Ohio radio station: “I hit the third rail. You cannot criticise Israel in this country and survive.”
She added: “It was very hard for the first two weeks. After that, I came out of my coma.”
Ms Thomas, Hearst Newspapers journalist and the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, caused a political storm with the remarks, made during a White House Jewish Heritage Month event in May.