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UNā??s Palestinian mistake


February 20. 2013 12:12AM
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When the usual jackasses and jackals of the United Nations expressed their rabid hatred of western sensibilities in November regarding Israel, Canada proudly voted against them.


That said, this siding with Israel by Canada did not stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from later chiding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for reviving settlement plans east of Jerusalem that have been plaguing peace talks since the outset.


But when the UN formally upgraded the Palestinian Authority from a non-member observer to a non-member observer state, it was only throwing more oil on an already slippery slope.


Any chance of peace between Israel and the terrorist-controlled Hamas government using the Gaza region of Palestine as a launching pad for Israeli-bound missiles, was set back dramatically.


It was a sad day, particularly since some usually thoughtful nations — France in particular — voted with the Communist big hitters of Russia and China, while despotic little regimes voted in their usual anti-Israel, anti-anything-western way.


We stand firmly with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, who was in New York to voice his opposition to the UN's resolution, that such a reward should not come before a real peace is negotiated.


Just because the PLO's transformation into the Palestinian Authority gave it a modicum of undue credibility, now is also not the time to look upon Hamas as a legitimate government.


Toronto Sun




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