Jewish, Arab groups see little difference in Canadian political parties’ positions on war in Gaza
NDP MP Dewar turned down the trip to Israel and says Benjamin Netanyahu ‘not doing enough’ to protect Palestinian civilians.
Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett, John McCallum, and Conservative MP David Sweet, right, pictured July 30, 2014, in Ashkelon in southern Israel getting a briefing at a hospital. Alberta Liberal Senator Grant Mitchell, and Conservative MPs Randy Hoback, and Ted Opitz are also in Israel to meet with Israeli leaders, as well as Vivian Bercovici, Canada’s ambassador to Israel, and Katherine Verrier-Frechette, Canada’s representative to the Palestinian Authority. The Parliamentarians will not be meeting with Palestinian representatives, however. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF CBC NAHLAH AYED