Canada shows some spine

Good for them!

Canada votes alone for Israel

Canada stood alone before a United Nations human rights council yesterday, the only one among 47 nations to oppose a motion condemning the Israeli military offensive in Gaza.

The vote before the Geneva-based body shows the Stephen Harper government has abandoned a more even-handed approach to the Middle East in favour of unalloyed support of Israel, according to some long-time observers.

Long-time observers… Translation: The Usual Suspects. Including the Toronto Star, who imply they agree with the “long-time observers” by leaving the obligatory “according to” to languish at the end of that sentence.

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