Mr. Speaker, grotesque methods in Conservative ten percenters and in House debates designed to smear Liberal policies toward Israel prompted a public rebuke from the real head of the Israeli delegation at Durban I.
I quote further from the then also deputy foreign minister, Rabbi Michael Melchior, from a letter published today in the National Post:
…I requested from the Canadian delegation that they lead and coordinate the work at Durban to combat the dangerous anti-Semitic language in the final resolution. The Canadian delegation, with its fine record on issues of human rights and combating anti-Semitism and xenophobia, made a remarkable contribution in rallying an unprecedented majority–in UN terms–to remove the hate language from the final official resolution.
Will the Prime Minister now apologize for the gross distortions committed by him and his party, or will he acknowledge that there is no depth to which he will not sink for political gain?