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Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by Gaza violence, says Freeland

Canada is “deeply concerned” by the violence in the Gaza Strip, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted Monday after Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the border with Israel. In the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since »

International, Politics

A Canadian political party weighs in on Israel’s capital

The federal opposition Conservative party made a significant and controversial policy statement today. Leader Andrew Scheer said if the Conservatives are elected in 2019, they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital A statement on the party’s website says “Canada’s Conservatives have »

International, Politics

Canada abstained from UN Jerusalem vote

Canada was among 35 countries that abstained from the United Nations’ General Assembly vote on U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there. Nine countries voted against the motion, and 128 voted »

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Canada will not move its embassy to Jerusalem, says Chrystia Freeland

Ottawa has no intention of following Washington’s example in officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the Canadian embassy there from Tel Aviv, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday. The Canadian reaction came following President Donald »

International, Politics, Society

Possible U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem called ‘a disastrous error’

If the U.S. were to act on President Donald Trump’s vow to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem there would be likely be rioting and increased terrorism, says Canada’s former ambassador to Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Michael Bell says »