Friday, January 31, 2014

EU Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day Without Ever Mentioning Jews

From the Jerusalem Post:
Baroness Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs and vice president of the European Commission, issued a statement this week marking international Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
It was commendable that the EU at all chose to note the day, but what Ashton said on its behalf on Monday was surreal. 
She managed to use 121 words without ever mentioning Jews. Her glaring omission is quite remarkable. 
Ashton even lauded “all those who acted with courage and sacrifice to protect their fellow citizens against persecution.” But who were these nameless “fellow citizens”? 
It is highly doubtful that Ashton’s lapse is inadvertent. Not everything can be ascribed to unintentional slipups.

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