Canada not onboard with Obama’s Mideast peace proposal

Government won’t join U.S. endorsement for Palestinian state along 1967 borders

Canada’s Conservative government is refusing to back U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent proposal for a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders with Israel. A federal official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the government supports a two-state solution to the conflict, but thinks both sides must agree upon the starting point for negotiations. Earlier today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the notion that Israel would be safe with the 1967 borders, citing different “realities on the ground.” In 1967, Israel expanded its territory by capturing the West Bank, the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip from neighbouring Arab nations.

The Globe and Mail