8.00 Briefing from Stephen Hibbard, Canadina REprsentative in Ramallah
Meeting in East Jerusalem with Mahdi F. Abdul-Hadi, Head of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs…. who gave his narrative of the problems
10.30 Meeting with Shimon Peres, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
11.30 Briefing by Col. Miri Eizen of the IDF Intelligence re the Operations in the West Bank…..
13.00 Lunch with Yuli Edelstein M.K., Chairman of the Israel-Canada Parliamentary Friendship League and Deputy Minister of Immigrant Absorption and Avshalom Vilan MK from the Meretz Party, Naomi Blumentahl MK Likud and Dr. Marina Solodkin MK
16.00 Meeting with the President of the State of Israel, Mr Moshe Katsav at his residence.
17.00 Knesset Plenary Session. Canadian Parliamentarians introduced
Meeting with the Speaker of the Knesset…Avraham Burg…
It was overwhelming….. we leave tonight for Toronto and on to Ottawa….it’ll take a day or two to put my reflections together…