Month: December 2017

A few days before Christmas, the world gives a present to the Palestinian people

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After being vetoed by the US at the National Security Council, a motion to oppose member states putting their embassies in Jerusalem was taken to the General Assembly on December 21. It was overwhelmingly accepted (although Canada abstained). The voting pattern, and what was said, revealed a lot about what the world thinks about Palestine, Israel and Donald Trump. Read more….¬† (more…)

Canada (again) narrowly dodges a dangerous bullet at UN Security Council!

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Fourteen of the UN Security Council’s 15 members approved a motion to condemn US President Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. The US vetoed the resolution and even went so far as to threaten other members of the council saying their act “would not be forgotten”. Mr. Trudeau has said Canada wants to join the Security Council, but he must be happy we aren’t there yet… read more…. (more…)

Israel lobby head announces CIJA strategy on Jerusalem

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Shimon Fogel, CEO of CIJA, Canada’s largest pro-Israel lobby group, was disappointed he couldn’t get the Canadian government to support Trump’s move on Jerusalem. But in a conference call with over 1000 supporters, he outlined a plan “B” aimed at getting Canada to recognize the “special and unique relationship of Jews to Jerusalem”. He also has a plan for dealing with “extreme left elements” in the NDP. Read more… (more…)

Under foreign and domestic pressure, Canada reluctantly joins international consensus opposing Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

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Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced on Dec 6th that Canada would not be following the US lead in moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But she was very careful not to criticize¬†Donald Trump’s decision. Read more…. (more…)