Centrist Israelis Search for A Way Forward


We're back on the fallout over the U.N. vote that gave Non-Member Observer State Status to the Palestinian Authority. We speak to a member of the Israeli Knesset, Einat Wilf about Israel's response to the Palestinian Authority's new status at the U.N. and the way forward.

Centrist Israelis Search for A Way Forward - Einat Wilf

Foreign affairs minister John Baird appears to have softened his suggestion of punitive action in response to the vote giving Palestinians non-member observer state status in the UN. Mr. Baird now says the Harper government has no immediate plans to slash aid to the Palestinian Authority. Instead Ottawa will watch to see what the Palestinians do next.

Yesterday, we heard from Palestinian peace activist and independent legislator Mustafa Barghouti, and Deepak Obhrai, the Parliamentary Secretary to Mr. Baird. Both weighed in on where things now stand between Israelis and Palestinians.

Today, we were joined by Israeli Knesset member Einat Wilf. She is the Chair of the centrist Independence Party and a member of Israel's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Einat Wilf was in Tel Aviv.

This segment was produced by The Current's Gord Westmacott.

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