FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER'S REMARKS WORRISOME TO FRIENDS OF ISRAEL
CUFI Canada, the largest pro-Israel advocacy group in the country, is concerned that Justin Trudeau may be abandoning his campaign promises. As a candidate to become Prime Minister, Trudeau had promised to maintain the substance of Canada’s exemplary relationship with Israel, modifying only the tone. However, just sworn-in Stephan Dion promises his ministry at Foreign Afffairs will return to the role of “honest broker” vis a vis Israel.
Israel already has many “honest brokers” among the Europeans. What Israel, a democracy surrounded by terrorist states and dictatorships needs is friends it can count on.
Canada needs to maintain the moral clarity to differentiate between sister democracies and violent, terrorist states if it is to strengthen and help its many strong friends and allies among whom Israel has always been counted.
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Dr. Frank Dimant, CEO CUFI Canada