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U.N. vote: Canada makes major policy shift on Israel-Palestine

In a surprise move this week, Canada broke from a long-standing policy on Isreal and voted in favour of a U.N. motion condemning Israeli “occupation” of Palestinian claimed territory. Especially since 2006 under Conservative leader Stephen Harper Canada has voted »

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Canada is unlikely to help UN food agency in Palestine, says Bibeau

Ottawa would be hard-pressed to step in and help fill part of a funding shortage that has forced the United Nations to scale back its support programs to vulnerable families in Palestine, says Canada’s international development minister. The World Food »

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Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by Gaza violence, says Freeland

Canada is “deeply concerned” by the violence in the Gaza Strip, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted Monday after Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the border with Israel. In the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since »

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Gov. Gen. David Johnston’s tightrope act on Middle East visit

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston has had to perform a minor political miracle as he continues his visit to the Holy Land on his first trip to the Middle East. As the representative of the Queen, Canada’s head of state, »

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Canadian government opposes decision to convene Geneva Convention summit on Israel

Calling it a “misguided approach” Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced Canada strongly opposes the the decision to convene a conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions regarding the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem »