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Canada not onboard with Obama’s Mideast peace proposal

Government won’t join U.S. endorsement for Palestinian state along 1967 borders


Canada’s Conservative government is refusing to back U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent proposal for a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders with Israel. A federal official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the government supports a two-state solution to the conflict, but thinks both sides must agree upon the starting point for negotiations. Earlier today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the notion that Israel would be safe with the 1967 borders, citing different “realities on the ground.” In 1967, Israel expanded its territory by capturing the West Bank, the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip from neighbouring Arab nations.

The Globe and Mail

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Canada not onboard with Obama’s Mideast peace proposal

  1. Does this means the Haperites will send in Canadian soldiers to defend the Israeli settlements?  Is the government saying we are recognizing the settlements as sovereign Israeli territory?    

  2. I am proud to be Canadian!  If these are the true feelings of our governing Conservative party, and I believe them to be so, we are standing for the right.  God bless Canada, and Israel.

    •  Israel owns Harper.  Even when the Israeli army killed a Canadian peacekeeper in broad daylight Harper just said , oops and wished the story away.  Many Canadians miss the days when Canada was fair  and even handed.   

      • Yeah – they bought him at a garage sale. . . 

        Silly comment.

        • The only ones that miss the days when Canada was “fair and even handed” in regards to the Middle East are Pali terrorist sympathisers, and the party that sought their votes.

    • Harper isn’t interested in anything that might shake his core
      support – the 39% of the voters that won him a phony majority. Therefore, his foreign policy is not driven by a rational determination
      of Canada’s interests but rather by a desire to pander to this base.

      • Sheesh, those of you new to the Westminster style of democracy sure have a difficult time understanding how the first past the post system works. Please, do some research before you beclown yourself any more.

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    • What?

  4. Good job for Canada. Obama’s position is ludicrous, and will never be accepted by Israel.

  5.  “Ezekiel 38 through 39 tells of a future invasion of Israel by a vast coalition of nations that surround it.  As we read the headlines in the newspapers of today, and witness the conflict in the Middle East, it’s not hard to imagine that this invasion prophesied over 2600 years ago, could be fulfilled in our lifetime.  Ezekiel 36-37 predicts a gathering of the Jews to the nation of Israel, which will be followed by this massive invasion.  For 19 centuries the Jewish people were scattered throughout the world, and until May 14, 1948 there was no nation of Israel to invade.  With the nation of Israel now a reality, the stage seems set for the war that will usher in the tribulation and the rise of the Antichrist; a war that will end with the destruction of Israel’s enemies by God Himself, and lead to the signing of a peace treaty with the Antichrist.As you read Ezekiel 38 and 39, it isn’t just the creation of the nation of Israel that makes this prophecy seem likely to be fulfilled in the near future.  The nations that God tells us will form this coalition against Israel seem more likely now than perhaps ever before to form just such an alliance.”

    • Why the quotes? If it’s your own words you don’t need them; if it is sourced from elsewhere, you ought to indicate from where.

      I’m no biblical scholar or knowledgeable in prophesy, but I’m pretty sure that Ezekiel’s prophesies were related to the immediate political happenings – not some occurrence some two and a half millennia in the future. Interpreting prophesy may be a fun sport for some, but not something I’m inclined to take seriously.

      I mean, isn’t this the day the world ends?

  6. The one time an American president ‘partially’ stands up to Israel, the Canadian PM decides not to support him. Mr Harper was all gungho on joining George Bush in the Iraq war.  

    • What do you mean by ‘standing up to Israel?

    • Huh, I thought it would be the other way around- Israel stood up to the US. Oh right, vast Jewish conspiracy, one world Jewish government, black helicopters at night… I guess in a wierd way sajepress does make sense.

  7.  This position by the Harper govt is not surprising. It really is a non-position, as he gets to state the obvious (Canada supports Israel) while not really sticking his neck out. Canada is inconsequential when it comes to that region and will never be unless we start taking bold steps in foreign policy. I’m holding my breath. Ha! One has to believe, given the Arab Spring, that more people in that region are choosing a different path — not so, Bibi. Let’s see what Bibi does in September, 2011 when the UN (regardless of what I think of that institution) votes on Palestinian statehood. Canada’s empty posturing does nothing for Israel in the long run.

    • More fortuitously, it does nothing for the homicidal maniacs that oppose Israel’r right to exist.

  8. First –
    any break with the Moloch worshipping Hegemony of Malice that is the United States Federal Government is good for Canada and US citizens in general. (Google “Dark Secrets of the Bohemian Grove” )

    Second –
    Obama dictating terms as to how a nation should fight for its survival when surrounded by those who loudly proclaim they seek its destruction is ludicrous. “A million martyrs to Jerusalem” is not democracy it is fanaticism.

    Third – 
    the UN resolution that formed the state of Israel in 1947 – 48 did not give it defensible borders. The six day war in 1967 did. It would seem reasonable that the state of Israel make itself defensible. This has been the state for 43 years.

    Fourth –
    God is a living God. So don’t mess with Him if you know what’s good for you.

    Peace and best wishes to all


    • OK, I googled that, and I have to say- My eyes, sweet Lord, my eyes! Clown.

  9. I applaud our Canadian government for taking such a stand. 
    Those who blame Israel as hindrance for peace, they should watch Doha Special
    Debates where former Pres. Clinton outlined the failure of Arafat in signing the
    agreement he verbally negotiated and agreed upon (Probably for fear of being assassinated by
    his own people). It was not until a year after Clinton stepped away from office when Arafat called and notified Clinton that he was willing to sign the agreement he previously refused to sign, by then it was way too late as there was a new US president and a new Israeli government in office.

    Watching Simon Peres answered questions from enemy territory with hostile crowd,
    was also an eye opener.  As for those who think of Hamas and Fatah as trustworthy peace partners, they should watch these groups being grilled by their own people and crowd.  Enjoy the fireworks and be well informed: