It seems Canada is one of the few Western nations that have managed to keep an objective eye in regard to relations with Israel. So many other nations at the moment, including the USA, are playing the pro-Palestinian card, regardless of facts and history. Kudos to Canada.
Defying the advice of his diplomatic corps based in Israel, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird did what officials from other countries won’t do. That is, meet an Israeli official in East Jerusalem.
During his visit to Israel this week, Baird met with Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni at the Justice Ministry offices which are located in East Jerusalem. Livni was tapped by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to oversee the peace process with the Palestinians. Officials say this was the subject of their meeting.