by Laura Stuart
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Those of us who believe in justice know very well that the European Union have failed to bring any meaningful pressure on Israel that might bear postitive results for ethnically cleansed and oppressed Palestinians. The E.U. is a member of the Quartet alongside the United States, United Nations and Russia, appointed to mediate the “peace process” in the Israel/Palestine conflict and with Tony Blair as the E.U. special envoy it will be no surprise to anyone that peace is as unlikely as ever.
But today pro Israeli Jews are absolutely infuriated that Catherine Ashton who is the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission dared to mention the deaths of Jewish children in France and Palestinian children in Gaza in the same sentence.
Zionist blogs are full of outraged comments that to some the death of a Palestinian child is equally as tragic as the death of a Jewish one. Saying something Pro Israeli Jews do not like can mean the end of a political or academic career as the Pro Israeli Jewish bullying campaigns frequently produce results. I will post a few of the comments so that readers can get a feel of the fury Ms Ashton’s speech has provoked
She is a sick, hate-filled piece of filth, capable of saying and doing anything to earn her political salary and support from Muslim voters back home and petrodollars from abroad. . .
If this ugly bitch doesn´t get the monstrosity of her crap, she´s a moron and shouldn´t be the Foreign Policy Chief of any decent and self-respecting entity. If she knows exactly what she´s doing, i.e., pandering to and appeasing muslims at the expense of the Jews, she´s also a moron, of immoral & anti-Semitic brand. If God really existed, He should have immediately droned this mongrel with a thunderbolt. I conclude there´s no God. QED. . .
and here one commenter puts the “action plan”
Ashton is an abomination; her ignorance and hatred is reflected in her appearance. Just like that other
anti-Semetic abomination Jenny Tonge. A placement of the failed NuLabour government of GB, she is
an eternal symbol of that government which (to enrage Conservative voters and party) flooded England
with Islamists. Multiculturalism in which the indigenous population must watch whilst huge swathes of
their country is silently conquered by people who claim all benefits of democracy but hate Enlightenment. Israel should demand her removal. We need a petition to the EU demanding an immediate apology.
So lets see if Catherine Ashton is forced to apologise or resign for suggesting there is any equivalence between the deaths of Jewish and Palestinian children. Of course if she does get forced to issue a statement of explanation or apology or even resign we would be accused of being anti Semitic to suggest that certain groups exert a huge amount of power in International politics.
The part of Catherine Ashton’s speech that is causing such an outcry
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.
Judging by the many comments on Pro Israel blogs, the links to which I prefer not to publish, there is no such thing as an innocent Palestinian child.
EDIT Within an hour of publishing this on deLiberation we already have Catherine Aston’s statement of retraction according to Haaretz
EU’s Ashton: I did not parallel Toulouse attack to Gaza deaths
How very predictable and how very sad. It is reported that the original speech contained both Sderot and Gaza, the hate against her continued on anti Palestine blogs. I had no idea that even mentioning the deaths of Palestinian children could cause such and outcry.
UPDATE – The press is reporting that the killer is a Muslim. He is reported to have said
Mr Gueant said. “This person has made trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past … and says he belongs to Al-Qaeda and says he wanted to avenge Palestinian children and to attack the French army.”
Predictably Pro Israel, Anti Palestinian Islamophobes are commenting on blogs that Islam is a religion of hate and Jew hatred is from the Quran even though the killer is giving his reasons above and even though one and a half billion Muslims in the world are not murderers.