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  1/28/2014, Shevat 27, 5774

Ashton Omits Mention of Jews During Holocaust Day Speech


Many Jews responded with amazement and indignation on the various social networks to the announcement that Minister of Foreign Affairs of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, addressed International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with no mention of the Jewish victims, according to a report in Israel Today.

 Ashton's statement read, "The international community remembers the victims of the Holocaust, and we honor all those brutally killed during this darkest period of European history. We also especially would like to honor those acted with courage and self-sacrifice to protect their fellow citizens from persecution."