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  • Syrian withdrawal from Golan alarms Israel

    April 8, 2013 | 11:39 am

    The Syrian government has reportedly withdrawn thousands of troops near the buffer zone between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, leaving a power vacuum that Israel is concerned could be filled with jihadist forces ready to turn their guns on the Jewish state.

    Syria has...

  • Canadian PM Harper pressured P.A. to drop U.N. bid

    November 27, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper personally intervened to pressure the Palestinian Authority to drop its bid for upgraded status at the United Nations.

    While in New York to accept an award and attend the opening of a new session of the United Nations at the end of...

  • Canada’s foreign minister stresses strong support for Israel

    January 31, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The foreign minister of Canada emphasized his country’s staunch support of Israel.

    “Israel has no greater friend in the world than Canada,” John Baird said Monday at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum.

    Baird, on his third visit to Israel, also said that “Canada does not...

  • Canada will not make up UNESCO shortfall, minister says

    November 2, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Canada’s foreign affairs minister said his country would continue paying dues to UNESCO but would not offer the agency any additional money.

    John Baird said Wednesday that his government would not offer any additional voluntary payments to help offset the shortfall after the United...

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