Renowned American author and veteran journalist Helen Thomas says the "Zionists" are in full control of the US foreign policy and its other institutions.
Thomas, a former White House journalist, said Israel can never be criticized in the US because Zionists are in control of the American foreign policy as well as its main institutions.
"I can call a president of the US anything in the book, but I can't touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank," Thomas said.
The 90-year-old national columnist says the White House, Congress, Wall Street and Hollywood are all owned by the Zionists.
"Congress, the White House, Hollywood, and Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion," she said.
Thomas also said that she stands by the comments she made about Israel earlier this year, which was condemned by the local Jewish community.
Thomas had said that Israelis should get out of Palestine and return to their homes in Europe and the US.
In an interview, Thomas said that criticizing Israel was the reason she was forced to resign from Hearst Newspapers and was ostracized in Washington.
The longtime White House correspondent, who grew up in Detroit as the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn for a workshop on anti-Arab bias.
Jewish groups have called Thomas' earlier remarks unfair and bigoted. They have also slammed Thursday's remarks.