Thursday, May 26, 2016

Is Vivian Bercovici, Canada's Ambassador to Israel, About to Get Fired (For Being Too Pro-Israel)?

Reports in the press suggest that it's a distinct possibility:
Canada’s pro-Israel ambassador to the Jewish state is reportedly having her tenure cut short by new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is shuffling appointments of his predecessor, PM Stephen Harper. 
In a veiled confirmation, Vivian Bercovici told The Algemeiner on Thursday that she “serves at the pleasure” of her country’s prime minister, and will “continue to fulfill [her] official duties,” as long as they are requested. 
Bercovici was responding to reports in the Canadian press that Trudeau is on the verge of replacing her with Deborah Lyons, currently Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan...
And, of course, the Official Jews, who are doing their level best to ignore the signs that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going to be problematic for Israel, issued the usual mealy-mouthed statement:
Jewish Canadians were unsurprised by the move as well. “It’s pretty much the convention that political appointments don’t often survive a change in government,” Shimon Fogel, the CEO of the Canadian Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, told the Canadian Jewish News. “Typically, ambassadors in those circumstances would tender their resignation… It’s standard operating procedure. So nobody should be surprised.”
There's a reason Fogel gets paid the big bucks for this sort of suckuppery: he's very, very good at it.

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