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The Big Pharaoh:

Canada suspended aid to the Hamas-led government. It's now the first country, besides Israel, to do so. I am suprised. I mean, this is Canada! Does that have to do with the removal of Paul Martin?

That's a tough question to answer. Though, it can be said that the Canadian Conservatives are definitely pro-Israel. For example, exactly one year ago, I heard a speech made by a Conservative MP in which:

He mentioned that political statisticians had studied the past 200 wars and maybe 3 or 4 of them were between democracies. So, democracies are inherently peaceful. The situation in the Middle East is not Jew vs. Arab but rather freedom vs. tyranny.

He said that it would appear to be in Canadian national interest to support the Arab dictatorships since they're more in number and they have the oil. But it's in Canada's 'enlightened national interest' to support the only democracy in the Middle East: Israel.

Zero aid to Hamas is consistent with this position.


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