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Palestinian Minister Praises Canada

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki tossed Canada an olive branch Thursday, seeking to defuse recent tensions by saying there's no poi...

Baird Accused Of 'Wilful Violation Of International Law'

CBC | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's visit with Israel's justice minister in a controversial area in the Middle East is drawing criticism, with the ...

Baird Says He Didn't Cross Line In Israel

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he did not cross a line by holding a meeting with Israel's justice minister in her East Jerusalem of...

Baird, Palestinian Leaders Talk Peace, Development

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird left no doubt Saturday that Canada and Palestinian leaders remained far apart on a number of issues, but after a s...

Non-Committal On Palestine

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is making no promises to renew Canada's $300 million in aid spending for the Palestinians.The five-year c...

Baird Issues Warning To Palestine

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has told a powerful pro-Israel lobby that Palestinians will feel "consequences" from Canada if they pursu...

Israel's Settlement Plan Not Helpful To Peace: Baird

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Israel's plan to build new settlements on territory claimed by the Palestinians is not helping the c...

Canada Threatens Retaliation As UN Votes For Palestinian Statehood

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird used the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to denounce the world body Thursday for its "utter...

Baird 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - There's nothing complicated about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Wednesday as he exp...

Baird Hails 'Miracle' Of Israel

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - With hope of an Israel-Gaza ceasefire beckoning Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird hailed the "miracle" of a Zionist Israel while U...

Baird Blasts UN Official Over Israel Bias

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Politics

GATINEAU, Que. - A United Nations special investigator's latest criticism of Israel's conduct towards the Palestinians is part of a disturbing pattern...

Pro-Palestinian Remarks Cut From Baird's Address To UN

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Canadian expression of goodwill toward the Palestinian people was left on the cutting-room floor when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird a...

Baird Says Military Strike Against Iran 'On The Table'

CP | Yeonathan Tommer, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

HERZLIYA, Israel - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird wrapped up his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories Wednesday with the hope Israel's...

'There Is No Better Friend To Israel Than Canada'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada firmly backs the call by Israel's prime minister for the Palestinians to resume peace talks without conditions.Foreign Affairs Ministe...

Baird Brings Pro-Israel Baggage On Trip

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird faces some major diplomatic fence mending when he kicks off a two-day Persian Gulf trip this week in the ...