- Harper Has Injected Moral Principle into Canadian Diplomacy – Martin Goldfarb
- When Stephen Harper became prime minister, he was determined to change the way the Canadian government makes decisions. Harper chose to support the principle that countries – including Israel – have a right to act in their own interest. While Israel often is criticized for protecting itself, even if its decisions are ethical and legal, Canada now would support these decisions on principle. At the UN, Canada had often abstained on resolutions condemning Israel. Harper changed that.
- Support for Israel is cited as the reason why Canada did not win a two-year term on the UN Security Council in 2010, the first time Canada had lost a bid for a Security Council seat. This may be true. Yet no Arab country has refused to do business with Canada because of Canada’s support of the Jewish state. (National Post-Canada)
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