With this photo and caption, Embassy magazine, must-reading for Canada's diplomatic set, goes to bat for Hanan Ashrawi and Canadian-Palestinian relations.
Embassy photo: LEE BERTHIAUME
Are You Listening? Palestinian envoy Hanan Ashrawi was in Ottawa last week to explain to Canadian officials her government’s plan for seeking statehood recognition at the UN General Assembly in September. More importantly, she was hoping her visit would be the first step in a process of restarting relations between Canada and Palestinians. However, even before she left, controversy erupted over a possible trip to the region by Foreign Minister John Baird.