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(Canadian) Conservatives back Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (National Post)

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Feb. 10, 2018

O’Toole said he believes Israel is demonstrating ‘great sensitivity’ in allowing the freedom to practice diverse religious beliefs at the holy sites … in Jerusalem

“The strong presence of the Jewish people there is thousands of years old. But the modern era of Israel — the Knesset is in Jerusalem, the Supreme Court, most of the foreign affairs and government ministries in West Jerusalem. And you can support an option of the two-state solution while also recognizing that Jerusalem will be the capital of Israel,” he said.

“My personal view is that Canada needs more of a presence on the ground in Jerusalem. A lot of our allies have consular presences in the city, some countries have consular presences in East and West Jerusalem. So that’s where I think Canada needs to go.”

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