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December 3, 2012 9:18 pm

Canada Stands Apart From Allies, Refrains From Israel Criticism Over Jerusalem Development

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Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. Photo: wiki commons.

CBC – Canada stood apart Monday from some major allies, the U.S. included, in refusing to condemn Israeli plans for new settlements in areas claimed by the Palestinians.

On Friday, Israel announced plans to build 3,000 settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem to punish the Palestinians for winning greater recognition at the United Nations General Assembly the previous day.

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