Conservatives take a stand to support the common-sense idea that Israel should get to pick where their own capital is located.
The Conservatives are saying that an Andrew-Scheer led Canadian government would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital if they form government in 2019.
The statement was posted on the party website:
“Canada’s Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when we form government in 2019.
Canada’s Conservatives have been, and always will be, a strong voice for Israel and the Canadian Jewish community.
Israel is one of Canada’s strongest allies and a beacon of pluralism and democratic principles in a turbulent part of the world.
Canada’s Conservatives recognize the obvious fact that Israel, like every other sovereign nation, has a right to determine where its capital is located.”
It’s a good move, and it shows the Conservatives are willing to take a stand in favour of a country that shares Canada’s values.
By contrast, the Trudeau Liberals abstained from a UN vote condemning the United States for planning to move their embassy to Jerusalem.
Trudeau has also distanced Canada from many of our traditional allies in favour of undemocratic nations. So, it’s no surprise that he has been unwilling to stand with Israel – the most free and democratic nation in the middle east – and has refused to confront radical Islamist terrorism.
As a result, while it may seem like a small declaration now, Scheer’s pledge to support Israel’s designation of their own capital is a step towards a principled, values-based foreign policy that Canada needs now more than ever.
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