Skip to comments.Bairdís east Jerusalem coffee date causes diplomatic flap
Posted on 04/12/2013 6:40:10 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
When Foreign Minister John Baird crossed the Green Line this week to meet with Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in the mostly Arab sector of east Jerusalem, he broke with 46 years of Canadian government and Western policy. But was it by accident or design?
Either hes ignorant of east Jerusalem being occupied territory, which is unforgivable in a foreign minister, said Hanan Ashrawi, spokeswoman for the Palestine Liberation Organization that rules the West Bank, or its a deliberate attempt to change the international consensus.
In either case, Ms. Ashrawi said, it sets a very dangerous precedent.
Nabil Shaath, a former foreign minister for the Palestinian Authority (said)It is a slap in the face to the Palestinian people, he said, and it undermines efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to restart negotiations.
The Israeli Prime Ministers spokesman, Mr. Regev,(said) Israel appreciates Canadas moral stand on a range of issues, and we appreciate Canadas friendship. My Prime Minister has praised Prime Minister [Stephen] Harper and Foreign Minister [John] Baird on numerous occasions.
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“east Jerusalem being occupied territory”
(Let’s all tell the PLO to go to HELL!)
Did he bring his BF , Rick Mercer ?
So goes the scuttlebutt on the Hill.
How is Baird treated on Mercer's show? Inquiring minds want to know.
When Foreign Minister John Baird crossed the Green Line this week to meet with Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in the mostly Arab sector of east Jerusalem, he broke with 46 years of Canadian government and Western policy.Eastern Jerusalem has been illegally occupied by Arab squatters since 1948.
Just read that a couple of times and you'll know the difference between Baird and Kerry.
If you belong to a group that thinks it's smart to lob rockets into Israel, maybe you need a slap in the face and a kick in the ass also.
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