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Canadian Prime Minister Refuses to Embrace Obama’s Plan of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations Based Upon Pre-1967 Borders


Finally, another leader who ‘gets it’ and sticks to his ‘renegade Middle East views’ as far as Israel is concerned.  Way to go, Prime Minister Harper.  I hope Obama enjoys his Canadian pie …

By Doug Saunders – “It was meant to be, as Barack Obama described it in London with his British counterpart beside him, another unified mission to storm the beaches of Normandy in the name of peace and democracy.

And the Western world’s leaders do plan to use the Deauville, France, G8 summit to present a united front on the conflicts and revolutions of the Middle East. But one of the rare sources of friction has turned out to be the renegade Middle East views of Stephen Harper.

Alone among G8 leaders, the Canadian Prime Minister refuses to embrace the U.S. President’s plan to begin peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis on the basis of a return to Israel’s de facto borders as they existed before its 1967 war with neighbouring Arab countries – a precondition, accepted by Arabs and by many previous Israeli leaders and Canadian governments, that would be necessary to get Palestinians back to the table.

Mr. Harper made his opposition to that position clear through a spokesperson shortly after Mr. Obama’s Middle East speech last week in a pre-G8 briefing, making him the lone leader in the G8 not to back the U.S. preconditions.” Read more.

G8 leaders omit mention of 1967 borders in Middle East statement – “Group of Eight leaders had to soften a statement urging Israel and the Palestinians to return to negotiations because Canada objected to a specific mention of 1967 borders, diplomats said on Friday. Canada’s right-leaning Conservative government has adopted a staunchly pro-Israel position in international negotiations since coming to power in 2006, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper saying Canada will back Israel whatever the cost.” Read more.

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  1. 05/26/2011 at 4:56 PM

    God bless Steven Harper – Harper being a christian PM knows and understands what God means when God says that Israel is the Apple of his eye. And he also understands when God says – Ge 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you

    We lost a seat at the UN last year because of our stand on and for Isreal , we also lost a air base in the UAE because we would not take a stand against Israel at the behest of Mulims demands and Canadians can be proud of a PM that will stand up against the demands of Europe, Britian and the US

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  1. 07/11/2011 at 3:51 PM

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