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Canada’s Principled Position On The Palestinians

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The leaders of two major Jewish organizations in Canada, in seamless lockstep with the Israeli government, have condemned Canada’s support of a recent United Nations draft resolution favoring a two-state solution. Passed by the General Assembly’s Third Committee by a lopsided margin of 163 to 5, with 10 abstentions, the motion was opposed by Israel, the United States, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Nauru.

Blindly rushing to the defence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, which has shown no genuine interest in a fair and balanced resolution of Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians, Shimon Koffler, the president of the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, said, “The government of Canada has now doubled down on its incomprehensible support for a resolution that simply expands the anti-Israel narrative within the United Nations system.”

Michael Levitt, a former Liberal Party parliamentarian and the president of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, responded with the same misleading reaction. As he declared, “By........

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