EU brilliance in full display.
EU appointee, ‘Catheter’ Ashton, is always sticking herself into situations where she’s not wanted, she has a well earned reputation of opening her yap and burping out one obnoxious, mindless sentence after another. It’s tempting to say that such a person could never win a popular vote, but this is Europe.
Israel to Ashton: Retract Toulouse-Gaza comparison
By JPOST.COM STAFF03/20/2012 09:17EU
foreign policy chief related shooting of French Jews in Toulouse to “what is happening in Gaza”; Ban condemns attack.
By Azriel Shnitzer
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni each criticized EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday for relating the murder of French Jews in Toulouse with “what is happening in Gaza.”
Speaking during a visit to China, Liberman said that the comparison was inappropriate and that he hopes that she retracts her statement. The children Ashton should be talking about, he continued, “are the ones in southern Israel who live in constant fear of rocket attacks [launched against] them from Gaza.”
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Ashton told a group of Palestinian youth in Brussels on Monday: “When we think about what happened today in Toulouse, we remember what happened in Norway last year, we know what is happening in Syria, and we see what is happening in Gaza and other places – we remember young people and children who lose their lives,” AFP reported.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak harshly condemned the statement, calling it “outrageous and far from reality.”
“The IDF operates with maximum caution in Gaza in order to prevent harm to innocents,” Barak said. “I hope that the EU’s foreign minister will quickly realize the mistake she made and withdraw her comments.”