Anyone who is shocked or offended by Helen Thomas has not been paying attention to her for a very long time.
To be blunt, what did anyone really expect an outspoken, openly Progressive "journalist" to say about Israel/Palestine? Hell, even the fact that she's of Lebanese descent makes little difference as to her stand on this issue. The only difference between Helen Thomas' position and comments versus any random Progressive is that she has the balls to say out loud what the rest of them of thinking.
Leave the old bird alone, it's not like she insulted one of the holy trinity of minority groups. It's all good.