Yes, you read that correctly, Mahmoud Abbas. From the CJN via Liberal M.P. Irwin Cotler's website:
MONTREAL — Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Canada “within the next six months” specifically to have a “meaningful dialogue” with a cross-section of Canadian Jewry, The CJN has learned.The only "meaningful dialogue" possible with the likes of Mahmoud Abbas, who differs from Hamas only in method, not in the ultimate goal of suffocating the life out of a sovereign Jewish Israel is...well, actually, pace Cotler the fool, there is no meaningful dialogue possible with the likes of Abbas. One can only hope and pray that the current convulsions in the Arab world will prompt him (i.e. Abbas) to think twice about the wisdom of such a Quixotic--not to mention cockamamie, not to mention crazy--adventure.
“It is confirmed,” Liberal MP Irwin Cotler disclosed in a recent interview in his Mount Royal riding office. “The raison d’etre for his visit to Canada is to meet with the Jewish community.
“The idea would be that he would meet with a representative group [of Canadian Jewry],” Cotler said. “Organizational heads, students, academics, business people, rabbinic leaders – a cross-section, for an open dialogue.”
The only Jewish community figure made aware of the visit so far is Canada-Israel Committee CEO Shimon Fogel, Cotler said.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry is not involved with arrangements for Abbas’ visit, he said...