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Monday, June 16, 2014

Jerusalem Post, "Jerusalem miffed at EU silence over kidnapping": Time for Israel to Declare Catherine Ashton Persona Non Grata

As reported by The Jerusalem Post in an article entitled "Jerusalem miffed at EU silence over kidnapping " ( by Herb Keinon, the Israeli government is furious with Her Hideousness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, for failing to promptly condemn the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas. The article states:

"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.

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."

You will recall that earlier this year, Ashton marked Holocaust Remembrance Day without a mention of the Jews (see:

It is high time for Israel to declare Ashton persona non grata.


  1. My complaint is somewhat larger. I imagine I am one of the kidnapped boys. I say to myself, in my dark prison cell, tired, terrified, "So many expressions of condemnation, and from such formidable sources! I feel so much better about my plight."

    I have never understood the value of statements of condemnation. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.

  2. "It is high time for Israel to declare Ashton persona non grata."
    Oh, don't get me started. I can't stand this evil cow (sorry, cows, you know what I mean)