Anti-semitism right at the heart of the EU....
I wonder where he got this from...
The European Union's trade chief battled on Friday to fend off accusations of anti-Semitism after referring to the power of a "Jewish lobby" in U.S. policy.
European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht also suggested that it was difficult to have a "rational" conversation with most Jews about the Middle East conflict.
The European Jewish Congress demanded an apology and full retraction from De Gucht, whose comments came on the heels of a German central banker's controversial statement that "all Jews share a certain gene."
"Once again we hear outrageous anti-Semitism from a senior European official," EJC President Moshe Kantor said in a statement.
"The libel of Jewish power is apparently acceptable at the highest levels of the European Union. This should worry everyone who seeks a more tolerant Europe."
The European Commission distanced itself from the remarks, saying they were "personal views" that did not reflect the position of the EU regarding the Middle East peace process.