Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Israel @ 60 Motion

Mr. Speaker, there have been good faith negotiations among all parties and I believe that if you were to seek it you may find unanimous consent for a motion: that the House recognize the historic significance of the 60th anniversary of the reconstitution of the sovereign and independent state of Israel; recognize the cultural, economic and scientific achievements of a free, democratic and blossoming society in the face of hostilities; recognize the close relationship between the Governments of Canada and Israel; reaffirm the unwavering support of Canadians to the right of Israel to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from any threat or act of force; reaffirm our commitment to the pursuit of a two-state solution and the creation of a democratic Palestinian state living in peace and security with its Israeli neighbour; reaffirm its acknowledgement and support of the efforts toward peace made by the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority and commit to assisting in the peace process.

The Speaker: 

Does the hon. member for Mount Royal have the unanimous consent of the House to present this motion?

Some hon. members: Agreed.

Some hon. members: No.

Hon. Irwin Cotler: 

Mr. Speaker, I note that there has been overwhelming, if not unanimous support, for the motion.