Israel calls for EU foreign minister’s resignation

Israeli ministers call for EU foreign minister’s resignation for comparing Toulouse killings to Gaza and Syria while speaking to activists on remembering the young people killed worldwide.

EU foreign minister Lady Catherine Ashton
EU foreign minister Lady Catherine Ashton

Israel’s interior minister, Eli Yishai, demanded Baroness Ashton’s resignation as the European Union foreign minister for making an “outrageous comparison” between the Toulouse shooting to events in Gaza.

Yishai said her statement further damaged the possibility of the EU becoming an “honest broker” in the Middle East.

Lady Ashton spoke to young Palestinian refugee activists about several world events which have resulted in the death of young people mentioning the Toulouse school shooting, the Belgian children in a bus crash, the attack in Norway, Gaza and Syria’s situation as well as other areas.

Lady Ashton said that these young people and children who have lost their lives should be remembered.

But Ehud Barak, Israel’s defence minister, said that Lady Ashton had made an outrageous comparison between the events and demanded that she withdrew her comments.

Defending her comments, Lady Ashton said that her speech had been greatly distorted by reporting press. 

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The pot calling the kettle black. Israel is the state sponsoring international terrorism with its mass murder of Palestinian children after robbing the Palestinians of their homeland.
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Bla dubju ta' xejn Ashton bil-bosta ahjar minn eks-bouncer mill-Moldavja. Barra minn dan, jekk zbaljat, zbaljat biss ghax ma xlietx bizzejjed u b'iktar qawwa, il-hnizrijiet li l-Lhud fl-Izrajel qed iwettqu kulljum fuq il-Palestinjani, f'darhom. Dal-pajjiz ferali jarma bil-bombi atomici u ma jridx li haddiehor ikollu t-teknologija ta' l-energija atomika, jahtaf art haddiehor, jahtaf l-ilma ta' haddiehor, ijassar nies f'getto, iwettaq tindif etniku; issa jrid jaghzel il-politici ta' haddiehor ukoll. Ifakkrunu fil-'Lord of the flies'. Pajjiz ta' ghajb ghall-hafna Lhud sewwa li hawn mad-dinja u jaghtuhom isem hazin.
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Bla dubju ta' xejn Ashton bil-bosta ahjar minn eks-bouncer mill-Moldavja. Barra minn dan, jekk zbaljat, zbaljat biss ghax ma xlietx bizzejjed u b'iktar qawwa, il-hnizrijiet li l-Lhud fl-Izrajel qed iwettqu kulljum fuq il-Palestinjani, f'darhom. Dal-pajjiz ferali jarma bil-bombi atomici u ma jridx li haddiehor ikollu t-teknologija ta' l-energija atomika, jahtaf art haddiehor, jahtaf l-ilma ta' haddiehor, ijassar nies f'getto, iwettaq tindif etniku; issa jrid jaghzel il-politici ta' haddiehor ukoll. Ifakkrunu fil-'Lord of the flies'. Pajjiz ta' ghajb ghall-hafna Lhud sewwa li hawn mad-dinja u jaghtuhom isem hazin.
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There's no comparison between Toulouse and Gaza. Far more children have been killed by the Jews in Gaza. And what about the Sabra-Shatila massacres in the Lebanon of 1982? The Israeli interior minister must have a very short memory.
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For Israel to continue its ethnic cleansing, the only "honest broker" is the United States.
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Actually the killings in Gaza are worse since they're condoned by the government of Israel.