The Globe and Mail reported in December:
Ruling out Donald Trump’s approach, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he favours a “two-state solution” and won’t be moving Canada’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
A two-state solution was established under the British Mandate for Palestine (Ottoman South Syria). Ever since 1948, the Muslim Arab countries surrounding Israel sought to obliterate the Jewish state. The PLO’s founding manifesto stated its objective of “liquidating” Israel; to this day, the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas charters call for a one-state solution, and the total destruction of the Jewish state.
For his failure to support Israel’s historical right to exist as a nation with Jerusalem as its capital, Trudeau is being praised by jihadists in the Palestinian territories, as he welcomed a Palestinian delegation in Ottawa. The delegation said in a statement:
“Those shocking and bloody images can’t leave us without welcoming the decision of the government of Canada and other governments who didn’t participate in the so-called inauguration ceremony of the U.S. on Palestinian land,” said the statement from the Ottawa delegation.
Yet “these shocking and bloody images” are coming from forces that are obviously manipulating the media.
Trudeau has drawn his line in the sand.
“Palestinians thank Canada for not supporting U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem,” by Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press, May 15, 2018:
OTTAWA — Palestinian diplomats say they welcome the Trudeau government’s decision not to attend the controversial opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.
But a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada wasn’t invited.
Canada, along with its major allies, does not support the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem, saying that’s a decision for a future peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Monday’s inauguration of the new U.S. embassy sparked the bloodiest day in four years at the Israel-Gaza border as Israeli forces killed more than 50 Palestinians.
The carnage unfolded several dozen kilometres away from where the Trump administration was following through on its decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Israel blames Hamas for inciting the violence, a position that its ambassador to Canada reiterated in a statement released in Ottawa.
Ambassador Nimrod Barkan said Hamas is a terrorist organization that is trying to “hijack the future of the Palestinian people for its own nefarious ambitions.”
But the Palestinian delegation in Ottawa called the U.S. embassy move “unilateral and illegal” and Israel’s military response to the protests an “immoral act” that relied on “excessive force.”
“Those shocking and bloody images can’t leave us without welcoming the decision of the government of Canada and other governments who didn’t participate in the so-called inauguration ceremony of the U.S. on Palestinian land,” said the statement from the Ottawa delegation……