CTVNews.ca Staff Published Sunday, January 18, 2015 7:10AM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:10PM EST Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird brushed off protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah who pelted his convoy with eggs and shoes on Sunday, noting that he’s seen “a lot worse.” Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy and carried signs protesting Baird’s visit to the West Bank, where he was set to meet with the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Maliki. After the meeting, Baird told reporters that, as a member of cabinet in former Ontario premier Mike Harris’ government, he was used to protesters. “I was in Mike Harris’ cabinet for four years; I’ve had a lot worse,” Baird said.

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Baird brushes off egg-pelters: 'I've had a lot worse'

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By Thomas Escritt and Dan Williams JERUSALEM/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Israel is lobbying member-states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the country's foreign minister said on Sunday. The ICC did not immediately respond to the news, but experts thought it unlikely that …

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By Thomas Escritt and Dan Williams JERUSALEM/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Israel is lobbying member-states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the country's foreign minister said on Sunday.

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Palestinians upset with Ottawa's support for Israel threw eggs at Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird during a visit to the occupied West Bank on Sunday.

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Eggs thrown at John Baird during West Bank visit

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JERUSALEM (AP) Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of the visiting Canadian foreign minister Sunday in a show of defiance toward Canada’s perceived pro-Israel stance. John Baird was visiting Ramallah to meet Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki when demonstrators pelted his convoy. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety

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General Meyer and Mansfield.png Authorities have identified the 31-year-old man found fatally shot Sunday night, Jan.

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Coroner IDs victim of Sunday night West Bank shooting


Jewish schools and synagogues will be protected “if necessary” by the French army, a leading figure in the country's Jewish community said after meeting with President Francois Hollande on Sunday. “He told us that all the schools, all the synagogues will be protected, if necessary, on top of the police, by the army,” said Roger Cukierman, president of the Representative Council of Jewish …

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Rabbi Moshe Lazaros is opening the Jewish Learning Center in Winter Haven on Sunday at 605 Overlook Drive.

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Jewish Learning Center Opens in Winter Haven


Both Jews and Arabs are proud to be Israeli, but neither has great faith in the government, an annual poll showed. Some 86 percent of Jewish citizens and 65 percent of Arab citizens are “proud” or “quite proud” to be Israelis, according to the survey released Sunday by the Israel Democracy Institute.

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JERUSALEM – Israeli leaders on Sunday threatened to take tougher action against the Palestinians over their decision to join the International Criminal Court, a day after freezing the transfer of more than $100 million in tax funds.

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