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  4/9/2012, Nisan 17, 5772

European Jews Seek Apology or Resignation from Ashton


The European Jewish Union and the European Jewish Parliament asked British Prime Minister David Cameron, Sunday, "to propose and actively pursue the termination of Catherine Ashton's term of office with immediate effect." In a letter to Cameron, the two Jewish organizations drew the attention of the Prime Minister to the petition they initiated which calls for Lady Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, "to apologise or resign following her inappropriate comments on the horrific events that took place recently in Toulouse which you, President Sarkozy, and other world leaders condemned".

According to a joint news release, "In her comments, Lady Ashton drew a despicable moral equivalence between events in Toulouse, Syria and Gaza. With her own words, Lady Ashton follows the reasoning of the Toulouse terrorist, justifies his acts and imports conflicts into Europe."