palestine http://michiganradio.org en Israeli and Palestinian supporters demonstrate in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/israeli-and-palestinian-supporters-demonstrate-michigan <div align="left"><p>Several thousand people turned out Wednesday night at a Southfield synagogue to show support for Israel in its current conflict in Gaza.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We stand with Israel,” shouted one speaker. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The overflow crowd cheered for local people with family members serving in the Israeli army in Gaza.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speakers blamed Hamas for the conflict, which has cost nearly a thousand lives in the past few weeks.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:54:39 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 18491 at http://michiganradio.org Israeli and Palestinian supporters demonstrate in Michigan Michigan congressman Dan Kildee part of delegation traveling to the Middle East http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-congressman-dan-kildee-part-delegation-traveling-middle-east <p>FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee is traveling to the Middle East this week for a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.<br><br>The Flint Democrat is one of 37 members of Congress participating in the trip, which begins Monday and runs through Aug. 11. It's an independent trip and not taxpayer-funded.<br><br>Kildee's office says his trip to Israel and the West Bank will include meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.<br> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 20:01:09 +0000 The Associated Press 13822 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan congressman Dan Kildee part of delegation traveling to the Middle East Helen Thomas in Dearborn; defends controversial comments http://michiganradio.org/post/helen-thomas-dearborn-defends-controversial-comments <p><a href="http://helenthomas.org/">Helen Thomas</a> had worked for United Press International for 57 years. She was an opinion columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010. She spent much of her career covering the White House.</p><p>She was let go earlier this year after she was briefly interviewed by Rabbi <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Nesenoff" title="David Nesenoff">David Nesenoff</a> of <a href="http://rabbilive.com/RabbiLIVE/Home.html">RabbiLive.com</a>. After asking Thomas whether she had any comments on Israel, Thomas said, "tell them to get the hell out of Palestine."</p><p>The Detroit News <a href="http://detnews.com/article/20101202/POLITICS03/12020480/Helen-Thomas-stands-by-remarks-about-Israelis">reports </a>that Helen Thomas, who grew up in Detroit, gave a speech saying:</p><div><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><blockquote><p>"I stand by it. I told the truth," the 90-year-old Thomas told reporters shortly before a speech at a diversity conference Thursday. "I paid a price but it's worth it to speak the truth." During a speech that drew quick condemnation from Jews, Thomas took her remarks further. "Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists," Thomas said. "No question."</p></blockquote><p>Thomas spoke at the eighth-annual "Images and Perceptions of Arab American" conference in Dearborn. Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:04:39 +0000 Mark Brush & Zoe Clark 452 at http://michiganradio.org Helen Thomas in Dearborn; defends controversial comments