Catherine Ashton’s Official Statement on Holocaust Memorial Day Doesn’t Mention Jews

January 27, 2014 3:50 pm 90 comments

EU Foreign Affairs Head Baroness Catherine Ashton. Photo: WikiCommons.

A statement issued by Baroness Catherine Ashton,  High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, in honor of Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday neglected to mention Jews, leading to criticism and confusion online.

“Today the international community remembers the victims of the Holocaust,” the EU’s top diplomat said. “We honor every one of those brutally murdered in the darkest period of European history. We also want to pay a special tribute to all those who acted with courage and sacrifice to protect their fellow citizens against persecution.”

“On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we must keep alive the memory of this tragedy. It is an occasion to remind us all of the need to continue fighting prejudice and racism in our own time. We must remain vigilant against the dangers of hate speech and redouble our commitment to prevent any form of intolerance. The respect of human rights and diversity lies at the heart of what the European Union stands for.”

“Number of times word ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ mentioned in statement by Catherine Ashtonon Holocaust Remembrance Day: 0,” said Joshua Davidovich, a news editor at the Times of Israel, on Twitter.

“Lady (EU) Ashton manages great feat in honor of Holocaust Day. She does away with the Jews,” tweeted blogger Yisrael Medad.

Another wrote, “So bad is #antisemitism in #EU & so cowardly is Catherine Ashton -won’t even mention Jews when speaking of#Holocaust.”

90 Comments

  • Leif Knudsen

    Catherine Ashton is an outstanding member of the left wing traitor class in Britain that wants to do away with the westerne culture as we know it because she is infatuated with the new wave of fascism sweeping Europe. As her kindred spirits before her lend a helping hand to communism she is lending a helping hand to the third fascist wave in a century.

    The left wing ruling class has a track record in history for hailing foreign fascist ideologies and Catherine Ashton is “proudly” carrying on the tradition. May she fail in all her efforts in life and vanish in shame.

  • What is amusing is that she hides the fact that her husband Peter Kellner is Jewish.

    She seems really embarrassed by that.

  • Paul Edouard

    Catherine Ashton’s hatred against jews is nothing new.

    Her irresponsible moves with Iran will probably lead her to claim more jewish lives in the 21st century than Adolf Hitler did in the 20th. Her ambition is clear.

  • Holocaust ??some people refer to the Nazi holocaust. 6 million dead in the 1930s and 40s. But isn’t this part of a greater holocaust,,, the christian holocaust of many more Jews than 6 million… This started in the 4th century and continued for 16 centuries. Blaming the Nazi is absolving the real perps…….the Christians. These same people the Christians actually believe the fulfilment of the Torah is polytheism and idolatry. How can we help these delusional and homicidal humans??

  • A “Hate Speech” from the EU Leadership of the sort that the EU approves of based on condemning so-called “Hate Speech” but from those to whom she also gives approval.

  • The Holocaust memorials have become whitewashed with moral relativism and the the lessons have become more about promoting an agenda that has nothing to do with Israel and only tangentially to do with Jews. Jews have been sidelined and the new victims replacing Jews, though unstated, have become the refugee terrorists know as “Palestinians” who want another Holocaust on Jews. Catharine Ashton is, in effect, really saying: “Jews were not the only ones affected by the Holocaust so stop your whining”! It is her way of once again giving Jews the finger in her role as chief European Israel critic and negotiator for the weakening, shrinking and eventual elimination of Israel. Why would any Holocaust event have her deliver any message is beyond my understanding and sometimes you get what you deserve if you are perpetually stupid and fawning.

    It is not only Catharine Ashton who does not mention Jews and/or Israel in these commemorations, I have noticed that many others also refrain from mentioning Israel because it does not square with the peace-on-earth-goodwill-to-man Christening Anglican and United Church tone they are adopting. It is not unimportant because most of the funding funneled into these Holocaust events is from cash-strapped/stretched Jewish donors and organizations that use very little if any for other important work and activism which is almost non-existent.

    If we allow these Holocaust events to become encapsulated and divorced from living Jews today then we have ourselves to blame. If the same “Jew-bamas” who voted for Obama also want to make Israel an outsider and enemy of the Jewish experience, then we must speak out against the leftism that has infected the Diaspora. Israel is the only good that emerged after the Holocaust on the Jews and Britain and America tried to prevent Holocaust-victimized Jews from reaching their destination in Israel and from establishing their homeland – eventually they relented – but now they are back on a destroy-Israel mission and mindset.

    Never Again has become Never Mind…but it is not too late to connect Holocaust studies with Israel and present the truth to include Jews and Israel – let’s take back the Holocaust because we own it – the 6 million dead, the suffering, the infernal anti-Semitism, and all the religious-based scripture that provided Hitler and those who went before and after him with anti-Semitic propaganda to wipe out the Jews and now the Koranic passages that provide Islamists with their justification for another Holocaust.

  • The Holocaust memorials have become whitewashed with moral relativism and the the lessons have become more about promoting an agenda that has nothing to do with Israel and only tangentially to do with Jews. Jews have been sidelined and the new victims replacing Jews, though unstated, have become the refugee terrorists know as “Palestinians” who want another Holocaust on Jews. Catharine Ashton is, in effect, really saying: “Jews were not the only ones affected by the Holocaust so stop your whining”! It is her way of once again giving Jews the finger in her role as chief European Israel critic and negotiator for the weakening, shrinking and eventual elimination of Israel. Why would any Holocaust event have her deliver any message is beyond my understanding and sometimes you get what you deserve if you are perpetually stupid and fawning.

    It is not only Catharine Ashton who does not mention Jews and/or Israel in these commemorations, I have noticed that many others also refrain from mentioning Israel because it does not square with the peace-on-earth-goodwill-to-man Christening Anglican and United Church tone they are adopting. It is not unimportant because most of the funding funneled into these Holocaust events is from cash-strapped/stretched Jewish donors and organizations that use very little if any for other important work and activism which is almost non-existent.

    If we allow these Holocaust events to become encapsulated and divorced from living Jews today then we have ourselves to blame. If the same “Jew-bamas” who voted for Obama also want also make Israel an outsider and enemy of the Jewish experience, then we must speak out against the leftism that has infected the Diaspora. Israel is the only good that emerged after the Holocaust on the Jews and Britain and America tried to prevent Holocaust-victimized Jews from reaching their destination in Israel and from establishing their homeland – eventually they relented – but now they are back on a destroy-Israel mission and mindset.

    Never Again has become Never Mind…but it is not too late to connect Holocaust studies with Israel and present the truth to include Jews and Israel – let’s take back the Holocaust because we own it – the 6 million dead, the suffering, the infernal anti-Semitism, and all the religious-based scripture that provided Hitler and those who went before and after him with anti-Semitic propaganda to wipe out the Jews and now the Koranic passages that provide Islamists with their justification for another Holocaust.

  • Attention: Catherine Ashton
    Catherine Ashton, the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy representative and the vice president of the Commission is an anti-Israel through and through, which makes her anti-Semite. She will do whatever possible to hinder and harm Israel and that includes lying about Israel’s legal rights to the land. Ashton is an ugly person from inside, which makes her exterior appearance uglier than it is already.
    The combination of being a Brits and a European makes her a perfect candidate to be a member of those who caused and executed the Holocaust.
    In summation, Ashton is no friend of Israel or Jews.
    Having said that, no wonder Ashton lacks sensitivity when it comes to Jews and the Holocaust. No wonder that on Holocaust Memorial Day [January 27th 2014] she [deliberately] neglected to mention Jews, as if the Holocaust was some kind of generic mass murder that had nothing to do with the Jews.
    We, Jews, do not deny the fact that the Nazis targeted other “undesirables” people who, with 6,000,000 Jews, perished in this darkest chapter of mankind’s history. But the Nazis main objective was to rid Europe of Jews and the most staggering statistic of the Holocaust is that one of every three Jews in the entire world was murdered by the Nazis. The Nazis almost succeeded to achieve their Final Solution goal.
    In her speech Aston said: “We must remain vigilant against the dangers of hate speech and redouble our commitment to prevent any form of intolerance…” If that is the case, then the question is why the EU finances the Arabs’ hate Israel education by pouring billions of Euro into the Palestinian Authority’s coffers so that they can finance the teaching of their children the path to destroy Israel and kill Jews? If that is the case, why is the double standard – intolerance – when it comes to the EU dealing with Israel?
    One could not expect Ashton to be anything she is not. She is no friend of Israel or Jews. One cannot expect Ashton to be sensitive to Jewish issues, including the Holocaust, in which her British nation had a deep finger in exacerbating the outcome.
    My advice to Ashton, beware, as what you do unto others will come back to haunt you.
    Nurit Greenger
    Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Miss Bareass is as evil and deformed as she appears. May she suffer in her sick mind the horrors endured by the Jews she ignores.

    • Cathrin Ashton goes to bed every night with her witches broom next to her.

      May her family suffer what the Jews suffered

      She has no idea of what the holocaust was really.

      I am surprised that she does not say that “it is a pity that Hitler did not finish the job” That is what those islamic Nazis keep saying.

      it is witches like Ashton, who have filled the minds of others to hate Jews and Israel.
      where is Hashem? We must all pray that the Almighty G-d will destroy those like Ashton, and the Islamic Nazis.
      What is she being paid by the terrorist Islamic Nazis to be so anti Semitic and anti Israel?

      • Stephane Vallentine

        I’m amazed that the omission can be construed so- imaginatively. WW2 lead to at least 70 million deaths. The destruction of jews was a part of that greater horror.

        • An American Jew

          Stephanie Vallentine, I am amazed at your insensitivity and sheer stupidity.

          This isn’t a WWII commemoration, this is the HOLOCAUST commemoration. The HOLOCAUST was the deliberate attempt by Germany and its allies in almost every single European country to exterminate the entire population of European Jews–murdering 6 MILLION JEWS. This is NOT the commemoration of the casualty list of the entire war. So leaving out any mention of the victims of the Holocaust (not WWII) is an utter disgrace.

          Please use your brain next time before deciding to post ignorant comments.

        • Pardon me, but you are a silly, ignorant cow!

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    Get rid of the EU and the UN. They are useless and corrupt!

  • I agree with the person who very succintly stated that she is as evil as she looks!Much can be known from a person’s body language and as much can be seen in their facial expressions. Looking at her and reading what came out of her mouth, once can only assume she enjoys the power of
    omits whatever suits her from history that is known world-wide. Never mentioning the Jews as having been the victims of the Holocaust is more than shameful. It speaks to a desire to veil her hatred while sounding moral, when she is anything but that. And what about all the Europeans who voted her into power. Does that not speak to the old but sadly true adage: The masses are asses!

  • The European Union being vile – as usual.

  • From: Ed Kohl
    Subject: Letter to EU’s Catherine Ashton
    Date: January 28, 2014 at 1:45:54 PM EST
    To: EEAS-PRESS@eeas.europa.eu
    Cc: Wall Street Journal Letters to Editor , Media Detroit News

    To: Baroness Catherine Ashton
    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

    Dear Baroness Ashton,
    Your statement at the recent Holocaust Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony neglecting to mention Jews is bewildering and alarming.
    “Today the international community remembers the victims of the Holocaust,”. “We honor every one of those brutally murdered in the darkest period of European history. We also want to pay a special tribute to all those who acted with courage and sacrifice to protect their fellow citizens against persecution. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we must keep alive the memory of this tragedy. It is an occasion to remind us all of the need to continue fighting prejudice and racism in our own time. We must remain vigilant against the dangers of hate speech and redouble our commitment to prevent any form of intolerance. The respect of human rights and diversity lies at the heart of what the European Union stands for.”

    In the event that you are unaware – the German “Final Solution” was the root of the Holocaust. The Final Solution was the German plan to murder the Jews of Europe.
    This was to be followed by Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and an ally of Hitler’s who planned to bring crematoria to the Middle East to eliminate the Jews living there as well.

    It seems that you need a history lesson, During Holocaust six million Jews were slaughtered deliberately by the Germans in a government planned and implemented program to exterminate and annihilate European Jews.
    African, Middle Eastern, Asian and North American Jews were to follow when the Germans won the war.
    The six million Jews, including one and a half million children were hacked to death, gassed to death, hanged to death, herded into death pits and shot to death, beaten to death, driven into their synagogues and burned to death, incinerated, walked to death and starved to death.
    Imagine being a teenager and your family stripped naked in public. You, your parents and grandparents exposed in public, lined up and led into the “showers” or death pits and machine gunned to death.
    Imagine 5, 6, 7 year olds shot to death or hanged in front of their parents.
    This government-sanctioned slaughter was government planned, approved and implemented by the likes of Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler and their allies to murder Jews.
    Their method to encourage an already anti Semitic populace was terrible propaganda damning the Jews in the schools, public speeches and media (similar to current Arab hate propaganda in virtually every Arab country).

    I’m afraid your actions, ignoring the Jews in your statement, the European Union’s obsession with boycotting Israel’s goods and anti Israel rhetoric is destructive and brings shame on you and your colleagues.

    Regards,
    Ed Kohl

    • Markus E Brajtman

      Ed Kohl

      KOL HAKAVOD

      I wish your letter could be sent to that ugly (in looks as well as personality) woman.
      That should also be sent to Obama, Kerry, the British PM and government.

      We must pray hard to Hashem that HE will destroy the cathrin Ashtons and Abbas’s of this world.
      We must pray that the wolrd will stop their hatred of the Jews.
      In the entire world of, what, 5 BILLION people, there are only 14 MILLION Jews.
      Why do they hate us?
      Because the Jews have made the world a civilised place. the Jews have the brains which the Goyim and “others’ lack.
      They hate us, because they are jealous of the JEWS.
      14 million jews. Look what Israel has achieved. No other country in the world has or ever will achieve what the Jews and israel has achieved, in medicine, science, technology, military brains. Look at the Nobel Prize winners. The Jews have the greatest proportion of winners
      The world accepts the lies of the islamists. But it will be the Christian world which will suffer first.
      have they not realised that they are bowing down to islam? That within the next 20 to 30 years, Islam will have taken over the entire world with the help of the Cathrin Ashrons and th Jew haters.
      They will all have to convert to Islam “or els”
      Wake up Christian world before the Vatican, the great cathedrals of England and Europe will become mosques.
      Only the Chrsitian world can prevent this.
      Stop spreading lies and hatred about Jews and Israel.
      It will be your children and grand children who will suffer.

      • Stephane Vallentine

        Well – that is our problem. You look to yours.

        • Stephanie, you make me ashamed to be British. Are you really so naive and stupid to believe that it is not everybody’s problem. There is no ‘ours’ and ‘yours’ involved. We are supposed to all be one people, although evidence from all around the world shows how far we all are from that idea. Never mind; with an attitude like yours we can all look forward to that ideal being realised, as long as we don’t mind all having to be Muslim to achieve it. Wake up people! Look at what is happening. Wherever extreme Islam exists and they don’t have enough Jews to attack, they are picking up their old battle against the Christians and trying to make sure that all countries have the same number of churches as they do in Saudi Arabia. Still we let them build mosques all over the place.

  • Unfortunately Holocaust Day is really used as a way of attacking racism and is, for the average non-Jew, not specifically a Jewish event. The Black community were active in helping set up an Anne Frank Exhibition in the UK but the thought that this related to Jews didn’t seem to be relevant.
    We have Yom HaShoah for the Jewish people and that is what we should be focusing on

  • Where are statements condemning her DELIBERATE omission from the UK Board of Deputies of British Jews [http://www.bod.org.uk/live/content.php?Item_ID=1098], the UK Jewish Leadership Council[http://www.thejlc.org/updates/]and the CHief Rabbi’s Office [http://www.chiefrabbi.org/articles/}?

    Are they having difficulty to condemn a UL citizen for her omission? Why – they need to explain themselves!

  • This is technically nothing new- watch newsreels about the camps from right after the war and you notice that the word “Jew” is never mentioned. On the other hand, some Jews (Simon Weisenthal, for example), in a perhaps misguided effort for non-Jewish sympathy, exaggerated the numbers of non-Jewish victims, effectively doing the same thing.

    However, I attribute darker motives to Ashton, just because it fits with the way she is and the way things are today.

    • Simon Wiesenthal never did what you accuse him of. In Poland 3 million non Jews were murdered by the Nazis. Many Poles risked their lives and their families lives to save Jews from death. Hitler planned on wiping out the population of Poland and large parts of Russia to colonize it with Germans. The German Army along with collaborators killed millions of Russians in an effort to create a Greater Reich. The statement by Ashton was a deliberate insult to Jews, I have no doubt. The E.U. caters to Arab and Muslim interests and is anti-Israel but the fact remains that Hitler’s vision was not only to exterminate all Jews but to also kill millions of Slavs after destroying their countries and enslaving them. Hitler had a special hatred for Jews but he looked upon Slavs as sub-human and sought to totally destroy Poland and the Polish people first by dividing it with his ally Stalin and later with the the German Army which murdered millions of Jews and Christians in Poland and Russia after he attacked the Soviet Union.

  • Malcolm Jackson

    Cathy Ashton and the EU are Muslim bedmates. Sooner the EU collapses the better.

  • Official statement that carries out an Anti-Semite message on the Shoah day, in Europe, by a politician. Denial of the Shoah is the trademark of the Anti-Semite, and the statement of Ashton is continuing the speeches of Adolf Hitler. I can’t see in what they differ.
    The shame falls upon all europeans. How did they let this Anti-Semite to get in power, again? Didn’t they learn anything? Really nothing?

  • Bart A. Charta

    The whinnying Baroness HorseFace is well-known for her proclivity of ignoring Jewish sensibilities, but then, as a cheerleader for the Arab cause, she stands on two legs and flails wildly in the air. To paraphrase the great Alexander Pope, ” I am His Majesty’s horse at Pew; pray tell me, Cat, whose whorse are you?”

  • The woman, clearly, has no conception of what the Shoah was all about, and certainly would not shed a single tear should the Jewish people as a people is annihilated. And, this is the woman with whom we, Jews, within and without our nation-state of Israel, need to deal with regard to the foreign affairs of Israel. How shameful, how shameful indeed!!

    • Shoshana Bryen

      She knows perfectly well that the Holocaust was about Jews.

      She didn’t mention it because the Arabs don’t want her to – it might lead to a larger conversation about Jews: why they were in Europe and why Zionism arose as the nationalist movement of Jews intending to return them to their historic homeland and reassert the sovereignty they lost nearly two millenia before. She kowtows to the Arabs out of fear and probably out of conviction, but mostly out of embarrassment.

      • Shoshana.
        You hit the nail on the head.
        The witch Ashton is afraid to mention Jews as this will “upset” the Muslims.

  • I think the respect the EU, and Ashton, has towards the victims of the Holocaust is self evident.

  • WELL, – DON’T JEWS ALREADY FLOOD THE MEDIA DAY IN AND DAY OUT WITH IT? WHY DON’T YOU COVER THE COMMUNIST HOLOCAUST, WHICH HAS HAD MILLIONS MORE VICTIMS AND IS STILL ON-GOING? COULD IT BE BECAUSE COMMUNISM IS A JEWISH BABY,- A GOLEM?

    • What a heartless person you are to be so disregarding of the tragedy these people and their families endured.

    • the Holocaust, was and is the most horrible action during WW2. it was an industrialised operation to realise “the final solution of the jewish question”, those were the word used by the nazi party at the Vansee summit in 1941.
      Yes, millions of citizen of other countries were killed, but not with the intention to eliminate an entire people.Before the war there lived a little more than 9millions jews in Europe, the nazis managed to kill 6millions!
      Staline and the communist dictature did not like the jews,during the war they were busy with other problems but he didn’t wait too long in 1953, jus a few months before his death he invented a “conspiration of the white shirts” and started the arrestation and prosecution followed mostly by death sentence of a great number of jewish doctors.
      the legend of the communist-jewish link is a lye

    • I imagine the many, many Jewish victims of communism would disagree with you. But anti-Semites are rarely if ever convinced by the facts.

      (Of course, Nazism, Fascism, and Communism are all closely related anyway.)

    • What a jerk you are…Stalin was not a Jew yet he murdered 20 million of his own Russian people because he was a paranoid dictator. Mao was not a Jew and he murdered millions…Communism was a theory, a philosophy, however good or bad. The murderers used it for their own end and Jews had nothing to do with that. I guess you think the Jews still killed Christ no?

      • Shoshana Bryen

        Agreed, Linda – but you forgot Vietnamese and Cambodian communists, who killed more than a million people each. No Jews. And Castro, who imprisons millions more in Cuba.

    • Ross, you win the prize for one of the most hateful human beings around as well as one of the most stupid liars. Exactly what communist holocaust is going on today– except the one in your rancid mind?

    • An American Jew

      Ross Yerkes how exactly is a political/economic ideology a baby of a particular race/people??

      Using your example, is stupidity a Ross Yerkes baby????

  • I can see the day in the not too distant upside down future, when on this day of observing the Holocaust, the Palestinians will be honored for their surviving the Holocaust. Europe’s Jews should head for the exits. With pitifully few exceptions, the Europeans well deserve the demographic fait accompli, which is to be overrun by Moslems. France will lead the way, but Britain is not too far behind.

  • The terrible thing that is already is occurring here in “Amerika” and the rest of the world is that anti-Semitism is becoming more and more common. I heard a local business owner 20 years ago in the “Bible-belt” make extremely malicious anti-Semitic statements – that were all lies!

    CHRISTians know that there is coming a time world-wide when 2/3 of all Jews will be killed. Things like that do not just occur suddenly – there is a ‘build up’!

    There is coming soon a time of such evil upon the whole earth as has never before been known in the history of mankind! It will make the Nazi Holocaust look like ‘a picnic’!

    May “THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY” have mercy upon all of us – and may many-many more souls come to true belief in the Messiah – given to us by the Jewish people! (Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12)

    “The Truth is The Truth – even if nobody believes it!” (John 8:32)

  • Poor, bigoted Mrs. Ashton. Her anti-Semitic views and viewpoints all based on non-verifiable, deeply prejudicial input gathered from hate-filled colleagues.
    Her writings clearly indicate a palpable ignorance of historical facts.
    How sad that her inferiority complex surfaces as I would guess that like most EU bureaucrats, Ashton does not regret that Hitler killed 6 million Jews.
    hate-filled venom.
    Long time already for Mrs. Ashton to grow up and smell the coffee

    • She has not been through any democratic process whatsoever, nobody has ever voted for her, she was a political appointment, whinging from the sideline for a job.
      Even that piece of shit hitler was democaticaly elected.

      • Stephane Vallentine

        Hitler was not ‘democratically’ elected. He never personally won an election to any seat or office.

        • Which makes her even more like him.

        • Hitler was appointed chancellor because the Nazis won by far the largest proportion of votes, though not a majority, in Germany’s fractured multi-party system of the early 1930s. But if you want to compare Ashton to Hitler that’s OK with me.

    • this “lady” showed to the world her basic ignorance and her basic hate when she proposed a law against the practice of cicomcision. and specifically the jewish circoncision, not the muslam one

  • Ashton is complicit in the Arab drive for the perpetration of another holocaust.

  • rachel robinson

    for shame for shame!! not mentioning the fact that six million men women and children, the majority of those killed by the Nazis is not only a disgrace, it seems to be deliberate. she is either a coward or a vicious person, I do not know the reason she did not mention Jews but for whatever reason it is obvious that she danced around it maybe because she is a first class coward who is not willing to “offend” the murderous Moslems who deny the Holocaust. so she is both. she is not representing the office she is holding, she only brings shame to it. we should all condemn her.

  • She is as she looks. EVIL!!

    • Or maybe she is just sucking up to her hero Rouhani

    • Stephen Green

      I agree when I saw the picture she looked full of hate and the very fact that she did not mention the 6 million Jewish people murdered by Hitlers SS in the concentration camps shows her biased hatred of Israel and it’s people. Shame on you Ashton your vile Anti – Semetic speech will come back to haunt you. The God of Israel says you will be cursed for how you treat His people the Israelites . Shalom Israel we love you

  • The EU is not alone in its use of “polite oversight” as a tool of political expediency. In China, they teach their students about Einstein, but it is forbidden to mention that he was a Jew. But this statement, from a high ranking EU official, comes on a day when hostile thousands gathered in Paris to protest the fact that Jews are even allowed to live in France. Baroness Ashton should be reminded that a sin of omission can be every bit as heinous as direct sinful action, and should govern her own future conduct accordingly.

    • You’re off base about what China forbids.
      Have you ever been there Sir? It’s one of the great places in the world without anti-semitism. Don’t condemn Asians for the bad behavior of Europeans.

    • David Neal Miller

      This is an absurd, scandalous lie.

      Jews *as Jews* are not only mentioned in a high school level textbook used by thousands (millions?) of Chinese students, but there are sections on the Haskalah, Jewish (including Hebrew and Yiddish) authors, and others; moreover, units on, for example, ancient civilizations give Judea almost as much space as Greece and Rome. Would that the same could be said for America. There are three distinguished academic Jewish Studies programs in as many key universities. My own Fulbright professorship was granted for literary theory and Jewish-American (including Yiddish!) literature. There are active graduate student and faculty visits in both directions. China is even producing scholars in Jewish studies; several will give us welcome competition in coming years.

      My wife and I experienced much curiosity and even more kindness during our year in China.

      Loshn-hore is an ugly thing, all the more so when directed at an undeserving nation and people. As Jews we should be particularly aware of the evil of the big lie.

      • David, as I mentioned in my original statement, this is a political matter, not one of racism on the part of the Chinese government. The Chinese curriculum teaches about all different cultures (though its views on Tibet and some other nations may be a little skewed) but their single-party, communist system is inherently atheistic and it generally regards a person’s religion as irrelevant when discussing the work for which they are most noted. This came to a head in 2002 with the conflict over the Einstein exhibit. I harbour no animosity toward the Chinese people; in fact, some of my relatives are from Shanghai. But you must admit that China does not have the most open and tolerant policies on religion, which is still regarded in the higher echelons of the state as a competitive (if anachronistic) tool for controlling a population.

  • Why would she, an anti-semitic, malicious, spiteful and domineering type be appointed to lead the EU’s Holocaust remembrance? The leadership of the EU must have been aware of her views towards Jews and the Jewish State. Maybe they – the lands of the Holocaust – don’t give a damn.

  • Give her a little slack. Let’s remember what she said, not what she left out. The message is still pertinent and if acted upon, will lead to a better world and help all humanity. JC

    • theo musikanth

      Jerry Cutler,you are far too lax with this woman She has a track record of disdain for Israel and Jews as such Her behaviour says:this is not a Jewish thing We should downplay the Jewish aspect One day it will forget Jews were murdered for being Jews Her mission is to be totally rejected

  • The prejudice, racism and hate speech being acknowledged today has a name. That name is anti-semitism, a form of hatred that uniquely affects the Jewish people. So what exactly is Ms Ashton remembering if not the attempted extermination of the Jewish people?

    • “So what exactly is Ms Ashton remembering if not the attempted extermination of the Jewish people?”

      Take a wild guess. She’s remembering the “holocaust” and the “genocide” of the Palestinians by Israel, and the evils of “Islamophobia”.

      This is part of a trend – the Anne Frank memorial in Holland now downplays the Jewish identity of the victims opting for vague references to “racism” and “intolerance”.

      To acknowledge Jewish victimhood nowadays is to “offend” certain members of the European public – Muslims.

      • My goodness what is the matter with you all?

        So big deal she didn’t single out Jews.

        12 million people where murdered by the Nazi regime between 1939 and 1945, they were not all Jews.
        Hitler sought to exterminate anyone he saw as imperfect.

        I know we suffered the greatest loss but let us not forget the other 6 million souls who perished.

        • theo musikanth

          Shirl in OZ your logic is repulsive
          Jews were the only ones murdered for being Jews – for no other reason ! That was their “imperfection!” One and a half million( Jewish ) children !
          The holocaust refers to Jews They were not war victims as such Of course we also commemorate the deaths of all others who perished for their beliefs
          You obviously were nourished by leftists and have no Jewish members gassed or murdered

      • Lucy.
        You are a real idiot to believe evry lie by the Palstiniams.
        What Genocide are you referring to?
        The Chrstians, Muslims, Jews, are all treated the same in israel. Many Christians and some Arabs have volunteered to join the IDF to fight agaist those who want to destroy the Jewish homeland.

        The Muslims are killing the Muslims. Suni v Shia. Just incase you are not aware.
        But Israel is not killing any law abiding Palestinians. Isreal defends their country against Palestinian terrorism.
        have you ever heard of Jews blowing themselves up and murdering Muslims?

        Hamas has an agenda to kill every jew in the world. They are the Islamic Nazis.

        Wake up to the truth.
        Stop reading Islmic lies.
        visit Israel, like I do, and learn the ruth.
        You would go home as an ambassador for israel.
        Open your etes.

  • She adds to the insult of the Holocaust by negating the human dignity and courage of the Survivors. Her action in speaking so violently, doing loop-the-loops to avoid noting the term Jew or Judaism or Jewish, is a testimony to the squirrel rabidity and hatefulness of this rhymes- with-witch.

    But it would be indeed fatuous and self-delusional to expect this ugly nonrepresentative of bigots to behave in a fashion alien to her lifelong racist dislike of Jews and perhaps others she has not today demeaned with her vitriolic persiflage. She was likely chosen to spearhead ugliness and fester against the unpopular longevity of the Jew, despite the extermination of more than a third of the entire Jewish people.

    She is sufficiently antediluvian in her views to have won the position of dishonor. May she twist in the feral winds of the fulminational UN, and experience others who act toward her as she disgracefully acts toward those least able to defend themselves–the incinerated dead.

  • Damn, she’s ugly. You can judge a book by its cover!

  • Ashton -tout-cout- has NEVER been a true a representative of ALL Europeans. Worse is that Europen countries do not oppose her enough and in the proper stronger manner.

    • I think you just answered your own question. If she is not a true representative, then why HAVE they never opposed her?

      • Shoshana Bryen

        Because the EU is not a democratic body. The European Parliament is not elected; the representatives are appointed. The European super-state wanted to remove “nationalism” from all the countries (and its hard to say that was a bad idea, given how many Europeans were killed in the name of one or more national identities) and institute a “technocratic” government.

  • Well what can be expected from this rabbid anti-Semite !

  • she is a jew hater. strange really when her husband peter kellner is a jew. she probably hates him as well

    • She probably dominates and humiliates him as well. It is the only way in which she could treat a Jew.

    • I cannot belive that any Jew would want to marry that ugly witch.
      He must be blind and deaf.

      Can anyone really say that she is married to a Jews? Or is that some lie?

  • Like Pope Pius XII (the WWII pope) she did not mention Jews, Germany, Nazis (or Nazi atrocities / genocide) or Hitler.

  • Catherine Ashton (I won’t dignify her with the term of nobility afforded her-I know English nobility, and she doesn’t deserve to be ranked with them) is a fraud. She took millions of pounds from the KGB and acted as a public front for them during her Nuclear Commons days, yet she has never been held accountable. It’s no surprise she’s a Jew-hating hypocrite.

    • Jon Fox: can you give me any info about catherine ashton connection with kgb. i am planning to write book about ms. ashton and i need as much info as i can possible get. thanks for your comments and i hope to hear from you soon.

      yours, fanya

  • I would guess that like most EU bureaucrats, Ashton does not regret that Hitler killed 6 million Jews.

    More likely, she regrets that he did not finish the job.

  • So what else is new?

    She isn’t any more a “lady” than any other anti-semite. “Lady” is simply a title, like Mrs., Ms, or any other grammatically correct salutation. It is NOT a description of her or of any female individual. Every good self-respecting whore refers to herself as a “lady”. As it is said in Hebrew: “Mah nishta nah ha Lady Ashton hah zeh, mi cal hah street whores?”

    Anti-semitism is alive , well, and flourishing everywhere, (except in the Land of Israel.)

    Now you may understand why a homeland for the Jews is as necessary today as it was before Adolf Hitler earned his title of MASS MURDERER.

    Have a nice daa-aaaaaayy.

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