Bessie Diamond funded the Ein Gev kibbutz clinic back in 1969,. Now her granddaughter returns to plant a tree in front of the still-active facility.
"We need to speak out and also act," Chyristia Freeland said.
Jerusalem is viewing her visit as a learning and listening trip, whose expertise is not the Mideast and who will be seeking to understand the strategic picture as the different sides see it.
"The Israeli experience" might inform Canadian economic decision-making.