Canada rejects Obama's Middle East peace plan 

It's an odd world in which the Canadian government is more pro-Israel than President Obama, but that's the world we're living in nonetheless.

The Globe and Mail reports that, "The Harper government is refusing to join the United States in calling for a return to 1967 borders as a starting point for Mideast peace, a position that has drawn sharp criticism from Canada’s staunch ally Israel."

As I noted at the time, I thought that Obama offered enough caveats in his statement on the 1967 borders -- that it would involve land swaps and would have to be mutually agreed to -- so that practically speaking, it won't make much of a difference. But it's heartening that our neighbors to the north understand why the 1967 borders are a complete non-starter for Israel.

 

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