Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Harper Doesn't Get It

Several times on the news today, I've heard Harper protest to reporters that when he was in the West Bank that nobody asked him to single out the Palestinian Authority on matters of policy, but they are trying to do so on Israel.

Contrary to what Harper is insinuating with that dodge, this is not hypocrisy at all.  In fact, it is a direct result of Harper's absolute, uncritical approach to Israel.

If Harper was less absolutist about Israel, and more willing to publicly challenge their policies on topics like the "settlements", he might be surprised to find that most Canadians would be much more comfortable with his support of Israel.

The blind "Israel can do no wrong" approach simply comes across as too much like other aspects of Harper's approach to government - absolutism and propaganda.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Germany conditions its high tech and science grants to Israel on a settlement funding ban. Canada says everything they do is OK. Who is helping the peace process more. I think Mr. Harper would love a lovely war to justify his insane spending and to deflect the citizens attention.