Canadian MPs plan trip to Middle East
At least nine MPs from all political parties plan to travel to the West Bank and Gaza Strip next month to see the explosive situation in the Middle East first-hand.
Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish (Mississauga Centre, Ont.), who is leading the group, told The Hill Times that the MPs will report back to their constituents and to Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham (Toronto Centre-Rosedale, Ont.) about their findings once they return. Palestine House, located in Ms. Parrish's riding, is organizing and paying for the bulk of the costs of sending the MPs to the Middle East.
Now I know that all of our bigoted readers are now going to suggest that the trip will have a pro-Palestinan bias due to the source of funding, but I'd like to remind you all of how fair and unbiased Palestinians have always been, and how intelligent and neutral Canadian MPs have always been. In fact, just to ease your fears and to show you how neutral the whole trip really is, here's a sample of what the organizer of the trip said:
"We leave the door open to them [the MPs]. We are not like the Israelis, the Jewish Congress, when they take a person there they wine them and dine them and forbid them to go to the Palestinian territory. No.
"You go and see what atrocities the Israelis have committed and go and listen to what the Israelis are [saying]. Not [Ariel] Sharon and [Ytzhak] Shamir and [Shimon] Peres, we want them to talk to people who are interested in peace, and people who are interested in absorbing and stealing Palestinian land. We wouldn't mind for them to meet with the settlers and see what kind of people we are dealing with."
That's it....I'm moving to the US