Today, the G8 summit begins in Deauville, France. Seven of the eight countries involved back President Obama’s policies on the Middle East, including returning to Israel’s 1967 borders with appropriate land swaps. Only one country is out of step. Our own Canada led by Stephen Harper.
Mr. Harper made his opposition to Obama’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian problem very clear after the Obama speech.
A British official at the conference said this: “Mr. Harper is clearly the odd man out on this one and it won’t do him any favours.”Canada has not been included in preliminary discussions at the summit because of Mr. Harper’s isolationist position. In fact, Mrt. Harper’s real position seems to be to back Israel right or wrong.
Should the G8 countries be able to take a unified position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Should Harper get on board with the other seven?
What do you think?