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Friday, May 27, 2011

Canada sticks up for Israel

Let's start finding ways to invest in and tour Canada. This is unreal!

This is from a liveblog of the G8 conference in Deauville, France.
12.52 A G8 statement on Israel and Palestine had to be toned down after the Canadians objected to a specific mention of a return to the 1967 borders, according to unnamed diplomatic sources. Canada's right-leaning Conservative government insisted that no mention be made, against the wishes of most other leaders present, said the source:

Quote The Canadians were really very adamant, even though Obama expressly referred to 1967 borders in his speech last week.
But it sounds like Barack Hussein Obama would have gone along with that statement. And you thought he walked back the '67 lines' (1949 armistice lines) when he spoke at AIPAC on Sunday, didn't you?

Let's hear it for Stephen Harper and Canada!

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At 6:14 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Among the G8, Canada is now Israel's staunchest friend.

This is a major diplomatic victory for Israel.

We should be glad Harper's Conservative government was returned to office earlier this month.

I'm really proud of my home and native land's standing behind Israel.

Three Cheers For Canada!

At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you follow Harper at all, it isn't a surprise. I'm disappointed that he didn't insist that language be put in calling on Abbas to drop Hamas.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Thermblog said...

Here's some background:


(Gerry Nicholls is a known quantity and I do not doubt what he says.)

In a recent speech, Harper touched on the fact that anti-Israelism is similar to antisemitism and leads to the same problems for those carrying it out.

At 7:48 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

Whatever the nuance of Harper's statement, we - pro-Israel folks ad Israelis - need to find ways to show our support for Canada and their principled stand.

At 1:45 AM, Blogger Peter Lewin said...

That took guts.

I would nbe proud to be a Canadian.


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