BRUSSELS —April 8 — The European Jewish Union and the European Jewish Parliament asked British Prime Minister David Cameron « To propose and actively pursue the termination of Catherine Ashton’s term of office with immediate effect ».
In a letter to Mr Cameron the two Jewish organizations drew the attention of the Prime Minister to the petition they initiated which calls for Lady Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, « To apologise or resign following her inappropriate comments on the horrific events that took place recently in Toulouse which you, President Sarkozy, and other world leaders condemned ».
In her comments, Lady Ashton drew a despicable moral equivalence between events in Toulouse, Syria and Gaza. With her own words, Lady Ashton follows the reasoning of the Toulouse terrorist, justifies his acts and imports conflicts into Europe.
« So far, this Petition has been signed by thousands throughout Europe, and increasing daily, and we believe that you will want to demonstrate yours and the Government’s solidarity with the sentiments expressed in the Petition », the letter said.
It also recalled that Lady Ashton’s term terminates only in 2014. She was appointed by the European Council, acting by a qualified majority but the Council also has power to end her term of office by reversing the procedure.
« We would therefore ask you to propose and actively pursue the termination of her term of office with immediate effect before 2014. We would also ask you to make it abundantly clear to the Union that the British Government will not support any extension of her term when it ends », the letter continued.
The European Jewish Parliament was recently established in Brussels, following the vision of Israel’s President Shimon Peres.
It comprises of 120 members from around 50 countries and serves as a platform for European Jewry and presenting a new voice from Western, Central and Eastern Europe. One of its aims is to fight anti-Semitism in Europe.
The letter was signed by Joel Rubinfeld and Vadim Rabynovych, Co-Chairman of the European Jewish Parliament and Tomer Orni, Chief Executive Officer of the European Jewish Union.