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Ms. Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, NDP): Mr. Speaker, President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is dangerous and ill-advised. It will compromise peace efforts, and it violates international law and UN resolutions.
This is a devastating day for those who believe in peace, justice and security in the Middle East.
Why has Canada not spoken out against this decision? Will Canada condemn this announcement and make formal representations to the U.S. government on this matter?
Mr. Matt DeCourcey (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, Canada is a friend and steadfast ally of Israel and a friend of the Palestinian people.
Canada’s long-standing position has been that Israel’s status cannot be resolved until there is a settlement between the two parties. This is the long-standing positive of consecutive Liberal and Conservative governments.
We are committed to just and lasting peace in the Middle East, including the creation of a Palestinian state, living side by side, living in peace and security with Israel.
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