Canada voted "No" at the UN vote last week to recognise Palestine as a non-member observer state (or something. ) One of only nine countries to have the balls to do so. Canada is now recalling Ambassadors from the Middle East. From the National Post:
Ottawa to recall diplomats after Baird’s strong rebuke of Palestinian vote
Kathryn Blaze Carlson | Nov 30, 2012Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will meet as soon as early next week with the Canadian diplomats the federal government is recalling from Israel, the West Bank and the UN.
In an interview with the National Post, Mr. Baird said he will meet with those representatives in Ottawa for a frank discussion on Canada’s next move after Thursday’s UN vote that implicitly recognized a Palestinian state.
Despite widespread speculation, Mr. Baird said Canada is not considering breaking off relations with the Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority and deferred questions about Canadian aid to International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino.
“We want to get the advice and counsel of the representatives closest to the file,” Mr. Baird said in a telephone interview from New York, where he joined the United States and Israel in vehemently opposing the Palestinian bid Thursday. “We’re not looking at breaking off relations with the Palestinian Authority, but we do want to look at what we do going forward.”...
Much more here, and links to op/eds on this topic.
As is well known, I don't agree on much that Harper and the Canadian government do, but I always agree with their support of Israel. To me, supporting Israel IS the only moral choice, so any time Harper clearly shows Canadian support, they get my vote.
If anyone thinks that going along with the PA (ie Hamas) attempts for legitmacy on the world stage, as they continue to publicly - and loudly - state that their goal is to wipe Israel off the map, will promote peace in the region, they are deluding themselves.
Pat Condell (one of my favourite Brits.lol) has these thoughts:
Go check out all the informative links Condell has, here.