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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressing the Knesset, January 20, 2014.

The new government in Canada headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made it clear how much Israel lost a friend after last month’s elections that ousted Stephen Harper.

The new Liberal party Foreign Affairs Minister, Stéphane Dion, said Wednesday he will try to improve relations with Arab countries in the Middle East in order to play “honest broker.”

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Harper was unabashedly pro-Israel and strongly backed the Netanyahu government throughout every crisis, whether it was the IDF response to Hamas missile attacks on Israel or Palestinian Authority incitement and terrorism.

In an interview with the Ontario-based iPolitics, Dion said of the policy towards Israel in the new government headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

The main difference is that we will stop making it a partisan issue

Israel is a friend, it is an ally, but for us to be an effective ally, we need also to strengthen our relationship with the other legitimate partners in the region.

For example, we need to strengthen our relationship with Lebanon and this will help Lebanon but also Israel. To be helpful, you need to strengthen your relationship with the other legitimate partners and that is what we will do.

Dion said that countries that are around Israel “should be part of the solution and not becoming completely dysfunctional as, unfortunately, Syria became.”

Dion said Canada’s strongly pro-Israel stance has cost it being an honest broker, and he gave one example:

I remember in the past, the minister of foreign affairs of Canada receiving a phone call from his counterpart in Israel, asking him to be in touch with a group in Lebanon that was legitimate but not willing to believe what the government of Israel was telling them.

He said to the minister of foreign affairs…. ‘I think if it is coming from you, because you have strong links with them, it may help us.’

I’m not sure today Canada is in a situation to do that anymore.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Trudeau has been photographed praying alongside Muslims in a Surrey mosque, one does not pray in a mosque unless he is muslim. Justin Trudeau will not support Israel because he is a muslim convert and his muslim associates belong to the Wahhabi mosques, the branch of Islam notably associated with Islamic terrorist movements such as al-Qaeda and ISIS. Wahhabism is also associated with Islamic extremism, such as advocacy for execution of apostates and adulterers

  2. Right. It’s going to be full support to the islamofascist side. But then, Trudeau has no idea what they have in store for him. He’s much too young to avoid the fate that will befell on him in the coming decades. He will undoubtedly look good in his orange pajama.

  3. Trudeau is aiming to emulate Obama, and both his new cabinet and the backroom boys, are judenrein, extremely unusual for a party where the “successful” Jews of the community always strongly supported. He pandered to the Muslim community since he was elected head of the Liberals, finding nothing wrong with meeting a terrorist, stating he would recognize Palestine and fully identified with the BDS movement that his brother is a high ranking member. He hates Jews, has shown it in every way possible, and is extremely pro-Palestinian. So he wants Israel destroyed, the same as Obama.

  4. Stéphane Dion is such a loser and a 'has been'. He would kiss the asses of Arab nations more than Obama does. God help Canada and Israel! Trudeau supporters WILL find out before long, how evil the Arab nations are. All the Arab leaders are laughing their heads off at Trudeau's naivete.

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