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Reader comment on item: Israel's Predicament at 60: World's worst neighbourhood
in response to reader comment: Canadian Liberal Party - always anti Israel ( but do not tell that to Canada's Jews)

Submitted by Devasahayam (United States), May 22, 2008 at 13:41

Also, it is noticeable that Grits never had a cohesive policy on dealing with "Palestinians" despite of overt hostile action taken by this group against Canada--specifically the 1948/05/20 murder of Canadian WW2-hero pilot George "Buzz" Beurling in Rome, ordered by then-leader of "Palestinians" Haj-amin Husseini.

Admittedly, the Tories (Progressive Conservatives) and current successor (through merge with Reform/Alliance) Conservative were no better policy-wise, but they could claim the excuse (until 2004) of not having been in power when Arab-Israel war commenced (though only if one does not include the 1987 "first intifada" as an outright war)

Term PM Party Arab-Israel war commencing during term
1933-1948 Mackenzie King Liberal (Grit) 1948 (overlapped to St. Laurent)
1948-1957 St. Laurent Grit 1956 Suez Crisis
1957-1963 Diefenbaker PC (Tory)
1963-1968 Pearson Grit 1967 "Six-day" War
1968-1979 Trudeau Grit 1973 Yom Kippur War
1979-1980 Clark Tory
1980-1984 Trudeau Grit 1982 Israel-Lebanon crisis
1984-1993 Mulroney Tory (1987 "first intifada")
1993-2003 Chretien Grit (2000 "second intifada"--ongoing)
2004-2006 Martin Grit
2006-current Harper Conservative 2006 Israel-Hezbullah war

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