January 19, 2014

No Room for Nuance in Harper's Mideast

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Ever since 1947, when Canada voted at the United Nations in favour of the partition of Palestine to create the state of Israel, every Canadian government has supported that state. Liberals and Progressive Conservatives anchored Canada’s Middle East policy in Israel’s legitimacy, admired its democratic system, cheered on the country in three wars, developed economic ties (including a free-trade agreement) and relished the many ties of kith and kin linking the two countries. These governments and all Canadians knew the immense contributions Jews had made to Canada in every walk of life, and of the Jewish community’s attachment to Israel.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Canada, Israel, Stephen Harper


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