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Canada Supports Peace Talks Without Preconditions

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

John Baird, the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, gave a speech Monday supporting the Israeli government’s call for Palestinians to return to negotiations without preconditions.

“By resisting temptations to apply preconditions to talks and by avoiding measures that would seek to prejudge the outcome of the talks, the Palestinian leadership could immediately take steps toward a more measured, stable transition to statehood,” Baird was quoted as saying.

Baird also said he was “proud” to watch Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly last September. “One line in particular that resonated with me was the call to ’stop negotiating about the negotiations.’ “

Canada’s FM: ‘There Is No Better Friend to Israel Than Canada’

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

John Baird, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, reaffirmed Canada’s unwavering friendship to Israel and commitment to her security in remarks after attending a new Holocaust education institute at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

“There is no better friend to Israel than Canada,” Baird declared. “We shall always be there for you, and in front of you.”

Last September, in the run-up to the PA’s statehood bid at the UN, Baird used his opportunity to speak to the United Nations General Assembly to blast vociferous anti-Israel nations and said that “Canada will not accept or stay silent while the Jewish state is attacked for defending its territory and its citizens.”

As part of their itinerary Baird and Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty will also meet with members of the PA in Judea and Samaria.

 

 

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