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Monday, March 19, 2012

Outrageous: Catherine Ashton compares murder of Jewish children in France with deaths of 'Palestinian' children in Gaza

Just when you thought things couldn't possibly get any uglier, Catherine Ashton takes it down another level. This is from a speech Ashton made on Monday at the high-level conference Engaging youth—Palestine Refugees in the changing Middle East Organized by UNRWA in cooperation with the EU and the Government of Belgium, Palais Egmont Bruxelles.
We are gathered here because we have recognised the potential of the youth of Palestine. Against all the odds, they continue to learn, to work, to dream and aspire to a better future. And the days when we remember 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. Here are young people who are asking not to be leaders of the future, but to be taken seriously as leaders of today. And it is to them that we should look and to them we should listen and it is to them that I pay tribute.
Yes, she compared the children of Gaza - who are used as (often willing, or at least their parents are willing) human shields by terrorists - to today's Jewish murder victims in France, to the murder victims in Norway from last summer, and to Assad's victims in Syria (I'm not sure what the Belgian reference is). No official reaction yet in Israel. But for those who read Hebrew, Yedioth (YNet's Hebrew side) has much more to say about it than that last link, and calls the statement offensive. It's that and more.

And one other sentence from Ashton's speech that ought to draw a strong reaction:
I argue that those quotes speak for themselves and we can't fail them. They do not look for excuses. We should not look for excuses either. When I was in Gaza, when I visited Palestine and the West Bank too, I saw the role that young people are playing in their communities and as I've already said on a number of occasions, especially the role of the young women, because the fate of women's rights in a sense dictates the fate of the future of the Arab Spring. Women who've been central to the changes that are taking place and will remain central. It's not just a political or moral issue, it's also an economic issue. The engagement of all people in the future is crucial.
Gaza, 'West Bank' and WHAT? I guess Ashton considers all of Israel, including the parts within the 1949 armistice lines, 'occupied.' And this woman is supposed to be part of the 'peace process'?

What could go wrong?

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7 Comments:

At 11:19 PM, Blogger Devorah said...

Ms. Ashton was referring to the recent bus accident in Switzerland in which 24 young Belgian students were killed.

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger ProfessorPelotard said...

She was alluding to the Belgian bus that crashed in a tunnel in Switzerland. Tens of children died.

I am surprised she mentioned the Jewish children at all. Can't understand that Israel does not declare her persona non grata.

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger Jesterhead45 said...

Regarding the Belgian children, she is refering to a recent coach crash inside a tunnel in switzerland that killed 28 people (22 of whom were children).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierre_coach_crash

 
At 1:36 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

The upside is that now Jews are officially permitted to start hurling missiles into French towns and to start carbombing French cafes. Because in her own words and by her own deformed logic, that kind of thing is nothing if not justified and a noble righteous expression of national resistance and unity.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

As I mentioned yesterday, this may be neo-Nazi motivated.

As for Ashton, I hope she chokes to death on her lunch of Brussel sprouts today.

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger Chayma said...

Shyguy, for someone who hangs around posting comments calling for the expulsion or death of Muslims at Gates of Vienna, I don't know why you're moaning about the killings being neo nazi motivated.

What do you think Ned May is? the EDL are, you were kissing their ass too, till they showed their true colours? Remember Aussie Dave's?

Hint: You should have flung 15 pieces of silv...er i meant shekels their way.......


Everyone is not as cheaply bought as Ned May is...

Tch Tch, your investment in Wilders didn't pay off? Tch tch...inflation...it costs more than 15 pieces of silver........ :)

cheap whore, you that is, or is that pimp?


I bet you're rubbing your hands in glee..now the Jews are under threat..your 'Messiah' may show up

 
At 3:20 AM, Blogger Pamela Zimmerman said...

Moral relativism at its finest! Comparing the deaths of innocent Jewish children and their teacher at the hands of a Jew-hater with the deaths of children who are used as human shields for their terrorist fathers, uncles and brother! Despicable!

 

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