NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH AFFAIRS LEADERS ACROSS AMERICA CALL FOR RESIGNATION OF EU’S BARONESS CATHERINE ASHTON AFTER STATEMENT COMPARING MURDERS OF JEWISH CHILDREN IN TOULOUSE TO GAZA

New York, March 20, 2012 — The National Conference on Jewish Affairs, the chief umbrella organization uniting pro-Israel, pro-USA Jewish leaders across  America and abroad, has called for the resignation of the  High Representative of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, after she compared the cold-blooded murder of innocent Jewish children in France to what Israelis have to do to protect Jews from Arab terrorists in Gaza.

Describing the murders at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, as a “terrible tragedy”, she then added that “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.”   She made the remarks at a conference titled “Palestine Refugees in the Changing Middle East”.
NCJA notes that Ashton held talks with Mahmoud Abbas a day after the Palestinian Arabs recently declared they were ending all informal peace talks with Israel.  In January, Ashton and the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Filippo Grani, signed a $72 million agreement for aid to the Palestinian Arabs.  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4180699,00.html  In recent speeches, she refers to visiting ‘Palestine.’ http://english.pnn.ps/index.php/nonviolence/1128-speech-by-ashton-on-palestine-refugees-in-the-changing-middle-east
ashton - AP - June 24 2011 Ashton: “Deals require people to consider the position of the other.”
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