Canada - Israel's best friend
January 7, 2011 01:28
Beyond the evident differences, the two countries share many similar interests and ideals.
Netanyahu with Canadian PM Harper 521.
On the face of things, it would be difficult to find two countries as different
from each other as Canada and Israel. Canada is the second largest country in
the world and enjoys a wealth of natural resources, while Israel is short on
both resources and space. Canada has been living peacefully with its neighbors
and has had friendly relations with most of the international community, while
Israel is under threats from many fronts. In Canada, minorities have integrated
into a quilt of multiculturalism.
In Israel, sectoral tensions are only
increasing. Canadians are notorious for their politeness, Israelis for their
directness. Look past the differences, though, and you will find two countries
with much in common and many shared interests.
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