Skip to comments.Ashton Vows Aid for PA Amid US Cuts
Posted on 10/03/2011 4:35:16 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Catherine Ashton Wikimedia CommonEuropean Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton raced to assure Palestinian Authority officials they were still on the EU dole.
Ashton informed Abbas that the EU projects to the PA and the Palestinians which are carried out in the Palestinian Territories, wont be frozen due to the PA Leader move at the UN, the Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper reported, citing sources close to PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Ashton's assurances come on the heels of reports the United States Congress was blocking the transfer of $200 million to cash-strapped officials in Ramallah due to Abbas' statehood gambit at the United Nations.
The Congressional freeze for the latest block of US aid dollars - which total an average $600 million per annum - was first reported on Saturday by the UK-daily The Independent.
The report remained unconfirmed until Monday, when US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta criticized the Congressional move during a Tel Aviv press conference with Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak.
"The administration opposes holding these funds from the Palestinians," Panetta said, insisting the funds have helped improve Israel's security.
"This is a critical time and it is not a time to withhold those funds," he said.
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This EU woman Catherine Ashton has been a dhimmi dimwit for a long time. Once sent a e-mail to her attempting to enlighten her, never recieved a response in return.
I can’t think of a circumstance where I’d give money to anyone who hated my friends and wanted to push them into the sea.
“European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton raced to assure Palestinian Authority officials they were still on the EU dole.”
And thus, via bail-outs and more arcane financial schemes, on the US taxpayers’ dole.
In 74 years, Europe has actually come to be more short-sighted and selfish than it was back then. Those that deliberately forget the mistakes of the past are doomed to make even worse mistakes. “Repeat them”? Hah.
Thanks Eleutheria5. Ashton must go.