Jewish Organizations Praise European Politicians
AJC praised a group of European parliamentarians for urging EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton to formally condemn Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hateful rhetoric towards Israel. Erdogan, speaking at a UN conference in Vienna on March 1, called Zionism a “crime against humanity.”
In the after-math of those comments the Jewish organization launched a public relations campaign against Erdogan – “The European Union should join with the White House and UN Secretary General in condemning Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s inexcusable verbal assault on Israel,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris.
“We condemn this statement in no uncertain terms and call on you to do the same,” stated the letter to Ashton from European Parliament members.
The 20 parliamentarians who signed the letter include representatives of Poland, Britain, Holland, Romania, Finland, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and Spain.
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