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January 18, 2015 12:27 pm

Canadian Foreign Minister Baird Pelted With Eggs During West Bank Visit

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Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. Photo: WikiCommons.

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. Photo: WikiCommons.

JNS.org – Palestinian protesters threw eggs and shoes at Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s convoy after a meeting in Ramallah between Baird and his Palestinian counterpart.

Baird visited Ramallah to urge the Palestinian leadership to refrain from unilateral actions such as joining the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“This person backs up the Zionist movement,” protester Abdullah Abu-Rahmeh said, The Associated Press reported. “This person diminishes the rights of our people, takes part and backs up building of settlements. We tell him that he’s not welcome.”

Under the leadership of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who visited Israel in January 2014, Canada has strongly backed Israel in international bodies such as the U.N.

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Last week, the ICC opened up a preliminary inquiry into possible Israeli “war crimes” in the disputed territories following a request by the Palestinians. In a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Baird slammed’s the ICC decision.

“The decision by the prosecutor is deeply ironic, awards terror, and amounts to blasphemy against international law,” Baird said.

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  • victoria brandeis

    MR. BAIRD, I TRUST YOUR NERVES HAVE ONCE AGAIN RETURNED TO YOUR FRAME.

    I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED MORE THAN EGGS AND AM THRILLED THAT ONCE AGAIN THE HAND OF EVIL HAS SHOWN ITS WAY.

    MR. HARPER , THANK YOU,…..WITHOUT YOUR STANDING POSITION TO ASSIST ‘JEWS’, ‘ISRAEL’……THERE HAS BEEN AN INVISIBLE FENCE OF PROTECTION….JUST THINK IF THIS COUNTRY OR ITS PEOPLE WOULD HAVE ANOTHER OPINION ….. OUR SAFETY WOULD NOT BE AS PRECIOUS.

    THANK YOU MR. BAIRD FOR BEING PART OF THIS MOVE AND FOR SHOWING US THAT EVEN EGGS CAN’T MEET THEIR MARK

  • Dale

    In this situation, being pelted with eggs is a compliment.

  • charlie johnson

    Are those the eggs that the golfing parrot sent to the starving children of Gaza?

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