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But isn’t Canada a peace-loving nation?

In Canada, Israel-Palestine, Middle East on October 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Ostensibly the aid cutoff was due to Hamas’s refusal to recognize Israel. Yet, Canada has not severed relations with Likud-led Israeli governments, which do not recognize the Palestinians’ right to a state. Harper explained that “Future assistance to any new Palestinian government will be reviewed against that government’s commitment to the principles of nonviolence, recognition of Israel and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations.” But support for Israel was never made contingent on “nonviolence” or an end to settlement construction.” – Electronic Intifada

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