Canada also backs Israel over Obama

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 |  Ryan Jones

Israel found support in resisting US President Barack Obama's dangerous peace policies not only in the US Congress, but also in America's northern neighbor, Canada.

On Monday, Canadian officials told Ottawa's Globe and Mail newspaper that Obama's adoption of the Arab position that peace must be based on the 1967 borders was out of place.

"Both the Israelis and the Palestinians have to decide on their bottom lines, which the Israelis have said will not include a return to the 1967 border," one official said.

Earlier this month, Canada reelected Stephen Harper as its prime minister. Harper has been a staunch supporter of Israel through his previous two terms. In a speech last year, he charged that anti-Israel political sentiment was just a thin guise for anti-Semitism.

Israel was reportedly a major election issue this year in Canada, and Harper's unwavering frienship toward the Jewish state is believed to have helped him achieve his most heathly margin of victory yet.

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