April 1. Ottawa. On the eve of an expected election in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that Canada’s new Governor General will be Benjamin Netanyahu, whose reign as Prime Minister of Israel appears to be in jeopardy. Read more.
SPECIAL NEWS ITEM – APRIL 1, 2021
Under intense pressure to name a new Governor General before a possible general election, Prime Minister Trudeau announced his choice today – former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“The timing is propitious, Mr. Netanyahu became available just when we needed someone,” said Trudeau, “And we have learned from our past mistakes. This time we have done a thorough vetting process. It was carried out jointly by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and Bnai Brith Canada with whom our government has had exceptionally close relations. We always coordinate our actions with both of them.”
According to Liberal Party sources, Mr. Netanyahu will also be bringing in his luggage a million “excess” doses of COVID vaccine, which had been destined for Palestinians under Israeli occupation. When asked whether Netanyahu had offered this as an “incentive” to facilitate his nomination, Trudeau declined comment.
“This is a great opportunity for me,” said Mr. Netanyahu. “As Canada’s new head of state, I will have immunity from the ridiculous and anti-Semitic investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC)”.
Netanyahu faces an ICC investigation for possible criminal charges for war crimes as a result of his responsibility for two wars on Gaza and the most extensive program of illegal housing construction in the West Bank in history.
Support in Canada… and in Israel
The announcement was received enthusiastically in Canada and in Israel.
“We endorse this appointment”, said Erin O’Toole, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. “Conservative values are Likud values”, he continued.
The appointment was also praised by Ayman Odeh, leader of the Arab Joint list in the Knesset. “This is great news. We have been trying to get rid of Mr. Netanyahu for years. We think Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Netanyahu will get along just fine.“