December 6th, 2017

NDP Statement on President Trump’s Announcement on Jerusalem

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Hélène Laverdière, issued the following statement:

"President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is dangerous and misguided. His decision is contrary to international law and UN Security Council resolutions, and will certainly undermine attempts for a peace process. This decision has been condemned across the world, including by the UN and the governments of France, the UK, Sweden, Egypt, and Jordan.

This is a devastating day for those who believe in peace, justice and security in the Middle East.

Where is Canada’s voice in protest of this decision? New Democrats urge Canada to condemn this decision and formally démarche the American government."