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December 6, 2012 4:20 pm

Report: Canada’s PM Voices Displeasure Over E1 Announcement in Phone Call

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Canada’s Globe and Mail is reporting that despite Canada’s public support for Israel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has voiced his displeasure with Israel’s recent announcement of E1 Jerusalem construction plans in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The phone call took place on Saturday, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told The Globe and Mail.

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On Monday Canada refused to condemn Israel for its move which was opposed by the Palestinian Authority, despite criticism and protests from several Israeli allies. Baird’s office stuck to its line that “Unilateral actions on either side do not advance the peace process.”

Harper’s office wouldn’t initially comment on his conversation with Netanyahu, saying only that a tweet sent out on his official Twitter page would stand as an official comment. The tweet said: “Spoke today to Benjamin Netanyahu, who thanked Canada for its friendship and principled position this week at the UN.”

Canada was one of only nine countries to vote against the PA’s bid for upgraded status at the UN last week. An earlier report stated that Harper attempted to pressure the PA into dropping the bid.

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  • Esther Sarah Evans

    b”H
    Apparently even he still does not grasp the full picture – which – as Netanyahu reiterated – is not a question of borders, but a question of terrorists opposing our existence anywhere within any borders whatsoever.
    HASHEM does not want us in Olam HaBa – yet – and these terrorists do not want us on earth.
    It was the same with Hitler, yemach shemo, and his gang.
    It is time for the world to wake up to this reality with which we have to live or die daily.

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