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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:22 PM

Canada-Israel 'solidarity' includes defence partnership


"Israel has received private assurances Canada stands ready to help defend the Jewish state, but just how far the Harper government intends to take that commitment remains unclear.

Newly released documents say Defence Minister Peter MacKay told Israel's top military commander, Maj.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, during a 2011 visit to the Middle East, that "a threat to Israel is a threat to Canada."

The statement came a year after cabinet colleague Peter Kent was upbraided as junior foreign affairs minister for telling a Toronto-based publication that "an attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada."

The declaration, appearing in an internal summary of MacKay's trip to Israel, could have important implications given the increasing military co-operation between the two countries."


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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:31 PM

1. The next three years can't go by fast enough. Lets hope Canada can rid itself of the


Harper Government in the next election.

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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:20 PM

2. I agree but hopefully the strong

ties to the Jewish state will remain.

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