From the Globe & Mail: GAZA CITY — Canada risks making itself an enemy of the Palestinian people and of the broader Islamist movement by boycotting Hamas and openly siding with Israel, Palestinian foreign minister Mahmoud Zahar said Sunday after he was shunned by visiting Foreign Minister Peter MacKay.
When told that Mr. MacKay would likely have responded to his questions by insisting that Hamas still needs to meet the three conditions of the international community — denouncing violence, recognizing Israel and respecting the agreements signed by the previous Palestinian government — the 62-year-old former surgeon turned hostile.
Later in the interview, he suggested that there should be a single Islamic state stretching across the Middle East, adding that there was plenty of space in Canada to establish a Jewish homeland.
I just feel so awful. How will I ever sleep tonight knowing that the Palestinian foreign minister, Mahmoud Zahar, hates Canadians because we won't finance his government's agenda?
Then I think of his threat against our citizens: Canadians have to change their extremist government, or else they're going to lose their credibility as a neutral state,” he warned. “You cannot create a new enemy without a price.”
Maybe this guy could take a lesson or two from Hussein Naboulsi. We all know what happens when a terrorist organization has too much money on their hands, and time to kill.
Mr. Zahar can say what he wants to about Peter MacKay, but nobody can say that Peter doesn't have his hand on the pulse of the people of Israel.