OTTAWA (Sep. 11)
Israel’s Ambassador to Canada, Eliashiv Ben-Horin, told a memorial service organized by Ottawa’s Jewish community mourning the 21 Jews murdered at the Istanbul synagogue last Saturday that “terrorism cannot flourish unless there are states that provide financing, training, weapons and logistics to those who are about to embark on the most vicious acts of terrorism.”
Terrorism, the Ambassador declared, can be curbed only if many countries cooperate to “make sure that terrorist massacres cannot be conducted with impunity.”
Canadian Deputy Premier Tom Mazankowski said the Canadian government will continue to vigorously oppose terrorism and press for a just peace in the Middle East.
Yalcin Oral, Charge d’Affaires at the Turkish Embassy here, expressed his government’s outrage at the killings and said that Turkey is most anxious to capture the killers.
All three parties represented in the House of Commons sent representatives to the memorial services. (Related story on P. 4.)