And right on cue…


Harper is under attack for his “pro-Israel stance”… at least, according to Reuters:

The decision by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take a pro-Israeli stance is unwise and could cost him votes in the next election, particularly after seven Canadians were killed by an Israeli attack, political observers and commentators said on Monday.

Harper’s Conservatives, who took power in February after 13 years of Liberal rule, have a fragile minority and rely on support from other parties to govern.

Harper is widely expected to call an election in the first half of next year but to win a majority he will need to start winning seats in major cities like Toronto and Montreal, both of which have large ethnic Arab populations.

“A lot of Lebanese voted Conservative (in the last election) because they were tired of the Liberals,” said Mazen Chouaib, executive director of the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations.

“Those who would have been swayed to vote Conservative will not do so (next) time,” he told Reuters.

Note how the article only vaguely refers to “commentators”, before quoting a clearly biased interested party that makes no sense on the key issue because most Arab-Canadians didn’t vote Conservative in the first place.

This is nothing more than a thinly-veiled editorial disguised as news. I can sleep well at night knowing that such a high quality of journalim exists.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 DaninVan 07.17.06 at 7:34 PM

I’m actually pleasantly surprised at the LACK of official criticism directed at Israel.
“Also Monday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for an international stabilization force to go to Israel to help end the cross-border attacks between Hezbollah militants and the Israeli military.”


2 DaninVan 07.17.06 at 7:38 PM

Re the UN; if they hurry, they’ve still got time to be late…


3 John Palubiski 07.18.06 at 6:23 PM

What’s so “pro-Israeli” about Harper’s stance?

Merely stating that a sovereign country has a right to defend itself is hardly pro-Israel.

And as for the elections, and all; almost all islamists (without losing sight of the fact most Canadian Arabs are Christian) vote either Lib or NDP because both partys support multiculturalism, radical Islam’s petrie-dish.


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