Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Is Canadian PM Stephen Harper Really Israel's Friend?

כ"א לחודש האחד עשר תשע"ד

Arutz 7: Abbas to Harper: There Will be No Israelis in 'Palestine'
PA Chairman meets Canadian Prime Minister, reiterates that there will be no official Israeli presence in the future Palestinian state.

Elad Benari, January 21, 2014

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday that there will be no official Israeli presence in the future Palestinian state, reported the Ma’an news agency.

Looks like PA President Mahmud Abbas does not want any "unofficial" Israeli presence in the future Palestinian State, either.

"We want an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital that includes all the lands that were occupied in 1967 and that lives side by side with Israel in security and stability," Abbas said in a joint press conference with Harper in Ramallah.

"Anything else said or interpreted on our behalf matters only to those who interpret it," he added, according to Ma’an, dismissing rumors that he had agreed to concessions in ongoing negotiations with Israel.

Abbas thanked Canada for the aid it sends to Palestinian Arabs and said he hoped for the improvement of bilateral relations between Canada and the PA.

He added that he briefed Harper on peace negotiations and reiterated the PA’s position on a future state.

Abbas’s comments are a continuation of his ongoing policy of announcing that unless all his demands are met, there will never be peace with Israel.

This was also not the first time that he has declared that the future Palestinian state will have no Israeli presence whatsoever.

AFP reported that Harper, for his part, said during the press conference that Canada would provide additional financial support for Abbas’s Ramallah-based government.

"I have the pleasure to announce today that Canada will this year give additional (financial) support for the economic development of the West Bank," Harper told reporters, saying this was key for "social stability" and for advancing peace.

He did not elaborate on details about the aid, noted AFP.

Abbas said he respected the Canadian decision to vote against the PA’s unilateral statehood bid in the UN in late 2012, explaining that Canada is "an independent sovereign state, and it's their right to decide what it wants and to recognize who it wants." (Passive manipulative jab!)

Canada was one of only nine countries to vote against the resolution to recognize “Palestine” as a non-member observer state in the UN. Harper had reportedly personally intervened, unsuccessfully, to pressure Abbas to drop his bid for upgraded status at the UN.

Harper is currently on his first visit to the region since becoming Prime Minister and on Monday he became the first Canadian leader to address the Knesset.

Harper told MKs that Canada would stand with Israel no matter what, “in fire and water."

The bonds between the two countries, said Harper, were “very strong. Our friendship has its roots in history, and is nourished by our shared values,” as well as the trade between the countries.

In addition, he said, Israel and Canada were close military allies, with Israeli-made equipment and technology saving the lives of many Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, where they are stationed as part of the international peacekeeping force.

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
"Shared values" and "trade?"

"Canada would stand with Israel no matter what, 'in fire and water.'"

Canadian (l) and Israeli (r) Commemorative Friendship Stamps

Really, now? Then what is this supposed to mean?

CBCNews: Stephen Harper announces $66M in aid to Palestinians
PM says money will help advance peace process, promote security and deliver humanitarian aid

January 20, 2014

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and PA President Mahmud "Grumpy" Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, receives Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a welcome ceremony at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced a new $66-million aid program for the Palestinian Authority during his visit to the West Bank city of Ramallah, where he met with leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Ottawa says the money will help advance the peace process, promote security and deliver humanitarian assistance.

Canada was contributing $300 million over five years, or $60 million a year, in a program that expired in June.

Since the signing of the Oslo peace accords in 1993 and the creation of the Palestinian Authority, Canada has provided more than $650 million in development assistance for the West Bank and Gaza. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
That is one heck of a lot of money going to enemies of the Jewish People, enemies who would love to see us eradicated from world maps (See map above).
A real friend would realize that the same ol' "piece process" (spelled correctly) is just a bunch of bologna, one giant rouse to convince the "international community" that if the Arabs only get just one more thing, then they will agree to stop murdering Jews.

Sec. of State Kerry
(Photo Credit: Soda Head)
Acknowledging Israel as a Jewish State still appears to be a "deal-breaker" for the Arabs. A real friend would not tolerate this from anyone.

A real friend would tell U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry just exactly where he can go.

A real friend would stop all of this nonsense.
Some settlers, we'll call them the "real" settlers of Yitzhar, Havath Maon, Havath Gil'ad, Eish Qodesh, and any other like, Torah-oriented town, would want us to "take our chances" in a Palestinian State, and would fight for the chance, in spite of what Abbas wants or does not want.

But, if Israel had any REAL friends, then we would never have to take it this far, because there would be plenty of room and security, once our "friends" assisted in the Arabs in their final departure.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, some friend you are.

1 comment:

Devorah Chayah said...

Amen! I posted a similar comment at my own blog:

...While Mr. Stephen Harper seems like a nice enough person, it seems to me he is simply more of a carrot than a stick, but both incentives are used to gain the same result - a two-state-solution. He is hailed as a hero for nicely allowing us to remain in a vastly diminished land area, cut in half by a free-passage corridor for 'Palestinians' and devoid of all of our historic holy places.

From his speech to the Knesset:

"Just as we unequivocally support Israel's right of self-defence, so too Canada has long supported a just and secure future for the Palestinian people. And, I believe we share with Israel a sincere hope that the Palestinian people and their leaders will choose a viable, democratic, Palestinian state, committed to living peacefully alongside the Jewish state of Israel."

In a later press conference:

"..Mr. Harper was forced to admit that he and the Israeli prime minister disagree on the legitimacy of settlements in the West Bank.

"...Canada does not recognize permanent Israeli control over territories occupied in 1967 (the Golan Heights, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip) and settlements are a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention."

We have reached a truly sorry state as a people when we can lionize a politician whose only claim to superiority is that he allows us to live and doesn't demand that we disappear altogether. Or rather that we commit slow suicide with the 'Palestinians' rather than allow Iran to take us out in a nuclear nanosecond.

We need less 'pro-Israel' supporters and more 'pro-Torah' supporters. The real righteous gentiles will be those who do not turn their backs on us when Mashiach comes and annexes the whole Land of Israel and starts rebuilding the Temple.

I wonder where Stephen Harper will standing then.

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