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Did ‘Charming Liberal’ Trudeau’s Canada abstain from voting against Israel? YES!

Canada was one of 35 countries that abstained from voting on a contentious UN resolution denouncing Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The General Assembly voted 128-9 in favour of the resolution.

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau is the leader of the Liberal Party. A look at Trudeau’s media management leaves bare the PR that is used to project him as a champion of Human Rights and liberal values, not consistent with the country’s, and the Prime Mister’s, stand on Israel.

According to a report by Mike Blanchfield and Alexander Panetta in The Canadian Press that the government’s decision to abstain was the result of a painstaking two-week analysis that tried to balance two competing interests — Canada’s support of the U.S.’s sovereign right to decide on the location of its embassy versus Ottawa’s view that the status of Jerusalem has to be decided as part of a broader peace agreement.

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