Parliamentarians, minus NDP, on ‘perspective’ mission to Israel – Politics – CBC News

A group of Canadian MPs and a senator are headed to Israel for what’s being billed as a solidarity mission.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs says the trip is designed to give the half-dozen parliamentarians firsthand knowledge and perspective on the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

But the parliamentarians won’t be going to Gaza to witness the fighting there.

And no New Democrat MPs are among those expected to arrive in Tel Aviv Tuesday.

A senior NDP source told CBC News Tuesday that it did not want its MPs on the trip. “In the current context, only a mission organized by a neutral organization would be appropriate.”

via Parliamentarians, minus NDP, on ‘perspective’ mission to Israel – Politics – CBC News.

Pressing Refresh Notes:

“But the parliamentarians won’t be going to Gaza to witness the fighting there.”

Why not? Shouldn’t perspective include all sides?

 

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