Summary: For years Canada was seen as a nation that in the Middle East charted a different and nuanced course from the United States. But having surrendered that role it seems unlikely now to retrieve it.
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I’m not sure I’m on the same side of the barricade as the author on this one: it may be that Trudeau’s protests, along with those from so many other world leaders, will indeed have some effect on Israel’s intent to annex the West Bank – and what more, one might ask, might he do in the circumstances?. I think it also worth pointing out in this same context that Canada seems to be a refuge of choice for many dissidents (and their relatives) from the Middle East, seeking to avoid the clutches of those seeking to suppress them: I suspect that Dr Khalid bin Saad Al Jabri and Omar Abdulaziz, amongst so many others, are grateful for the protection that Canada has at some cost offered them, in keeping with its tradition of upholding liberal values.