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Monday, May 31, 2010

Confusion as Israeli PM pushes ahead with trip

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

WASHINGTON: The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, would not cut short an official trip to Canada and Washington and return home in the wake of the deadly and controversial raid on a Palestinian flotilla, a senior official travelling with him said.

''The Prime Minister is not leaving,'' the official told reporters in Ottawa. ''He will carry on with his schedule.''

An Agence France-Presse correspondent travelling with the delegation said the situation was one of ''complete confusion''.

''First we were ordered to pack, then we were told to put everything on hold,'' he said, adding that an official had said members of the delegation were ''in consultations''. LinkHere


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