While the int’l community had condemned the kidnapping of 3 Jewish Israeli youths by Sunday, Catherine Ashton’s office at the EU has yet to issue any statement.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, June 20, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Abir Sultan/Pool
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s failure to quickly condemn the kidnappings of Naphtali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer and Eyal Yifrach has “not gone unnoticed,” diplomatic sources in Jerusalem said on Monday.
Meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with EU Foreign Commissioner Catherine Ashton in Jerusalem. January 26, 2012 – Photo: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO
The officials said that while the US, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the International Committee of the Red Cross all condemned the kidnappings by Sunday, as of Monday afternoon there was no statement from Ashton or her office. Continue Reading »
Catherine Ashton focuses pressure on Netanyahu to make further concessions to restart ailing peace talks by freezing construction for Jews homes in Judea & Samaria.
EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel to reverse recent announcements regarding construction in Judea and Samaria in order to advance peace talks.
Catherine Ashton – Reuters
Ashton said she viewed with “great concern” an Israeli decision to declare an area near the Gush Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem as state land and the recognition of Jewish rights to the disputed Peace House in the Judean city of Hevron, a statement from her office said Friday. Continue Reading »
Western maneuvering to quietly reinstate the Muslim Brotherhood baffles Egypt’s frightened & persecuted Christians.
By Ashraf Ramelah
The following is an open letter from Egyptian Christian Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, director of Voice of the Copts, to European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, who, together with leading American officials, has been working to reinstall Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt.
I have followed with great interest your latest visit to my native country of Egypt — particularly your request to free former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
Sources in Egypt inform me that Egyptians fear that your aim to have Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders released from custody and dismissed from their day in court. Continue Reading »
Statement by EU high representative Ashton called for full religious freedom in Jerusalem while defending non-Jews.
Jews wonder if that also means allowing Jews the right to pray at their Most Holy site, the Temple Mount.
Israel might have just scored European Union support for finally allowing Jews the right to pray atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the holiest site in the world for Jews and many Christians.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton with Salam Fayyad – Reuters
Whether or not it was her intent, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on Friday issued a call for religious freedom in Jerusalem that by definition must also include Jewish access to the Temple Mount. Continue Reading »
Polish MEP Michal Tomasz Kaminski has called on EU’s Ashton to step up Europe’s efforts to designate Hizbullah a terrorist organization and stop their operations in EU member states as bases for money-laundering & fundraising.
Polish MEP Michal Tomasz Kaminski on Thursday called on EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to step up Europe’s efforts to designate Hizbullah a terrorist organization after last week’s Bulgarian’s report that the Lebanese group was behind the terror attack on Israeli tourists in Burgas in July 2012.
Hezbollah rocket launcher, used to kill Israeli civilians, in violation to the Geneva Conventions
The European Jewish Press (EJP) reported that in a written question to Ashton, ahead of Monday’s meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers where the issue is likely to come under discussion, Kaminski asked why the EU remains “reluctant to call Hizbulllah by its proper name”, after Ashton’s official response to the Burgas findings expressed “the need for a reflection over the outcome of the investigation.”
Ashton’s spokesman further conceded that outlawing the group, which the EU has long remained resistant to doing despite Israel and the U.S. Continue Reading »
EU’s foreign policy chief Ashton paid tribute to Holocaust survivors.
Germany’s Chancellor Merkel reiterated, responsibility for Nazi crimes is eternal.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, BLOOMBERG
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton paid a special tribute to Holocaust survivors, in a statement released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday.
Ashton said that the survivors of the Holocaust “remind us of this tragedy that we must never forget.”
“Today we remember the victims of the Holocaust. We honor every one of the six million who were brutally murdered in this darkest period of European history,” Ashton stated.
She stressed the importance of remembering that the crime was not perpetrated by a few individuals, but that many were involved directly and indirectly. Continue Reading »