Canada to keep embassy in Tel Aviv
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will keep its embassy in Tel Aviv, despite the Trump administration's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Speaking to reporters in China, where he is wrapping up a state visit today, the prime minister says Canada has a long-standing policy in the Middle East to work toward a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine.
He says Canada will continue to engage reconstructively in the region with other world leaders.
Trudueau's comments come after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland appealed for calm in the Middle East in the wake President Donald Trump's decision.
Sources tell The Canadian Press that Freeland had been briefed on the announcement in a call Monday with U-S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The two are together this week at NATO headquarters in Brussels, where Tillerson has been getting an earful from world leaders over Trump's move.