Trudeau’s Israel-Gaza Balancing Diplomatic Struggle

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On Thursday, in the course of the talk to the Canadian prime minister, the ambassador of Israel asked him to formulate the statement on the issue in such a way that there would be no way it could be misinterpreted. They both agreed that this is an issue where there is no need to confuse the public.

The case was South Africa’s position in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel as an accused nation that committed the crime of genocide in Gaza. The official representative of Israel has described such a statement as untrue and lacking in reference.

It is not the first time that Canada’s prime minister has been asked to declare his position on the matter. The scenario now implicates the United Nations International Court in a dispute currently faced by a member country.

This concerned Mr Trudeau, he was inquired about the ICJ matter very frequently through the last few days. He tried to explain what position Canada has concerning this case every time. His enemies – e. g. the US and the UK, denied its necessity.

Trudeau’s Handling of the Israel-Gaza Conflict

Mr Trudeau first expressed his support for the ICJ Court of Justice but at the same time stressed that it was not the same thing as unequivocal support for the principles and mentality of this case, which was ‘widely perceived as being dismissive’.

Further, he said that Canada would have to follow the outlined procedure by the ICJ; however, he maintained the fact that if Canada was responsible for the same, it would have already recognized it.

The latest in a string of public declarations has forked the source that Canada is being vague about the conflict where Canada is diving through eight units different of the public on the conflict that has rent the major part of the country and the world.

Speaking at the weekly press conference, the leader of the Conservative opposition party Pierre Poilievre denounced Mr. Trudeau, saying that he “sends one group of his MPs to argue that he supports calling the Israeli genocidal when he merely speaks to one group of voters. And then he sends out another group to say that they reject calling the Israeli genocidal.”

Mr Trudeau stayed quiet about the affair, generally being close to the position of the West’s allies. Canada indeed did not hesitate to criticize Hamas’s deadly attack on 7 October and implied that Israel had the right to defend itself. As happened with the US, UK, European Union and so on, the Canadian government has also classified Hamas as a terrorist organization.

Trudeau’s Dilemma in the Israel-Gaza Conflict

On the other hand, Hamas has also emphasized the need to spare as many civilian lives as possible after which humanitarian access to Gaza is allowed.

On Wednesday, he indirectly implied that it would be “The end of the world”, when Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, commented that the two-state solution is not an option; he further called him out and implied that he thought it was the only logical conclusion.

When put in a corner with no other choices, Mr Trudeau has not been able to convey to others what his stance on this war is, annoying the allies and giving the critics ample ground for their attacks.

He has taken a stance in this conflict that has at some point upset everyone at different times, “Gráinne (or Shachi) Kurl said to the Angus Reid Institute, a polling service that asks Canadians on numerous public issues, which regular a survey.

For this case, it would include Liberal members of his caucus who are very much like the ordinary citizen for they are equally divided.

Trudeau’s Internal Struggle Over Ceasefire Resolution

On October 20th Mr Trudeau was so rudely treated by the people in an Ontario mosque, which he had unannounced to visit. There was being booed and people shouting “Shame” at him. The same day he was sent a letter which was organized by 23 members of his party that called for fighting cease-fire.

Yet the week before the General Assembly, when Canada voted for a UN resolution to declare a humanitarian ceasefire on 12 December – in contrast to its idiosyncratic precedence of siding with Israel – Canada later faced an internal outcry within its caucus.

The Liberals’ Anthony Housefather, at the time, called out the government saying that it was “unacceptable” for the said ceasefire resolution to not call for Hamas to discard their weapons.

The answer caused Trudeau’s government to publish a lengthy statement where they reiterated their stance on the Israel position.

Others have suggested that his strategy may be intentional, given the left-centrist trend – if not the widespread support – in Canadian society.

That month, Ms. Kurl’s institute was polling, amongst Liberal Voters almost the exact number of individuals were occurring. Having said that, it appears almost like half of them found justice in either Palestinians’ or Israelis’ narrative.

On the one hand, a big segment of Canadians, consisting of approximately 31% of the population, support the independence of the First Nations to the same degree.

“Whereas among the larger population, the feeling seems to be rather that this problem is something larger in scale,” the director Ms. Kurl commented.

Political Fallout from Trudeau’s Handling of Antisemitism and Islamophobia

Although the uncertainty might have cost Mr Trudeau’s Liberals some drop in support, when they are ten steps behind Mr Poilievre’s party, the matter is under consideration.

Aurel Braun, an international relations professor at the University of Toronto, has noticed that there has been an “unexpected change” as he is accustomed to seeing very high contributions from the Canadian Jewish community to Liberals.

The opposition party became critical by saying that the prime minister did not mean a “lack of clarity” but that “a huge moral and ethical failure” happened the moment antisemitic incidents were growing in the country in the meanwhile.

While some are attitude is indifferent to this current Prime Minister, and the green of the country’s politicians, a chief of the Canadian National Council of Muslims, yet others, call Mr Trudeau on lacking consistency.

“Public would never have witnessed such a response; but due to the conflict; the prime minister was received by the boos at a mosque,” quoted Mr. Brown. The issue was particularly “cheap” on him at a time when there had been a significant Kenny Cheng spike in the number of Islamophobic incidents, too. 

Even though Mr Trudeau has offended both parties, Ms Kurl mentioned that the criticisms he received to date from his own party’s Liberal members did not prompt them to break from their party As the matter remains very passionately debated within the brotherhood, there have so far been no visible cases of Liberal parties leaving.

Ms Kurl stated that perhaps the outer voice of the prime minister is not fluent. However,” he held a retail vote and won re-election the third term by forty-nine per cent to opposition parties fifty-one per cent”.

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