EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton backtracks from her remarks comparing the slaughter of Jewish children i France with the Israeli military.
Catherine Ashton issues the following remarks, according to European Union transcript.
“I am remembering young people who have been killed in all sorts of terrible circumstances — the Belgian children having lost their lives in a terrible tragedy and when we think of what happened in Toulouse today, when we remember what happened in Norway a year ago, when we know what is happening in Syria, when we see what is happening in Gaza and in different parts of the world — we remember young people and children who lose their lives,” she said.
This is according to a transcript of the speech distributed by the European Union.
Source: The New York Times
Because of the Jewish reaction to her anti-Semitic slur, Catherine Ashton has to issue a clarification. But her first comments can not be denied.
She might loose credibility in the free and democratic parts of the Word.
But Ashton has been hailed by the Hamas.
This is an what senior Hamas-official Izzat al-Rishq wrote on his Facebook:
“Ashton’s declarations are worthy of appreciation and support due to Israel’s attempts to pressure her:.
It is always good to know who your friends are.
Written by Ivar