by Harvey Oberfeld

Keeping It Real…

March 31, 2024

It was a stab in the back of a friend, an ally, a people and a country literally fighting for their lives.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal caucus not only supported a terrible one-sided NDP (no surprise!) anti-Israel motion for an “immediate” ceasefire in the war against Hamas terrorists … not a humanitarian pause.

The net effect of a full ceasefire, of course, would be to ensure the publicly-avowed terrorist groups (Hamas, Islamic Jihad) to not only survive in Gaza, but stay in power, regroup, rebuild and re-arm … so they can continue to fire thousands of rockets across the border into the Jewish state and eventually carry out another murderous rampage to kill, rape and kidnap a thousand Israelis, or even more.

No country would tolerate such an agreement with any entity, state or terrorist organization, that not only refuses to acknowledge its basic right to even exist, but has repeatedly publicly avowed to totally obliterate it!

Why then would Trudeau and his Liberal MPs demand Israel do so?

And yet, they did.

The NDP motion also called for Hamas to release its remaining 137 Israeli hostages and lay down its arms. (LOL! Lots of luck!).

Now, anyone who follows politics (domestically or internationally) knows it’s not unusual these days for left-leaning parties (the NDP, Greens, and unions too) to have anti-Israel and anti-Semitic elements in their midst, pushing their more extreme agendas … even supporting “revolutionary” terrorist groups and dictatorships.

No? Check out the history of the NDP support for the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Venezuela … all of them proven human-rights abusing dictatorships. Or the record of UK’s Labour Party under Jeremy Bowen, Ireland’s left “Fine Gael”/Green coalition or France’s Socialist Party.

So it was no surprise to me that the NDP would push and anti-Israel motion in Parliament, so egregious it originally called for Canada to immediately recognize a Palestinian state …. thereby REWARDING Hamas for its Oct 7 terrorist attack!

The Liberals forced an amendment that called on the federal government “to actively pursue the goal of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, including towards the establishment of the state of Palestine as part of a negotiated two state solution, and maintain Canada’s position that Israel has a right to exist in peace and security with its neighbors.”

But … and this where the Liberals stabbed Israel in the back … it called on Canada “cease the further authorization and transfer of arms export to Israel.”

To deny the Jewish state ANY military goods from Canada, at a time when it is literally fighting for its life, is a disgraceful shame!!!

I have no doubt, among those now celebrating Canada taking that position are not just the NDP, Greens, Bloc Quebecois (who passed the motion 204 to 117) but also Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Iran, Syria too!

Pierre Poilievre, all Conservative MPs, three Liberals and an independent MP voted against the motion.

And Polievre has been quite clear in his support for Israel. Here are remarks he delivered just week (his Gaza views are about 20 minutes in):

So why did Trudeau/Liberals make such a major shift away from supporting/aiding Israel to defend its people to backing an NDP motion that, if ever implemented, would save Hamas’s ass to fight on, kill again … and keep oppressing moderate Palestinians too?

I believe it was done to win Muslim votes.

Trudeau and his government are in REAL trouble: an Angus Reid poll in March found the Conservatives were supported by 40% of likely voters; the Liberals 23%; and the NDP 21%.

Trudeau/Liberals are no doubt aware there are 405,000 Jewish people in Canada …but 1,700,000 Muslims.

That’s political power.

No wonder Trudeau has already fully restored Canadian funding to UNRWA, even before an investigation into the organization’s links to terrorists is completed by the UN. The Palestinian aid agency has long been accused of supporting/aiding/abetting Hamas and several UNRWA employees reportedly actively participated in the Oct 7 massacre.

And now, Trudeau/Liberals have voted in favour of a decidedly one-sided anti-Israel motion that would allow the survival of Hamas … a clear victory for terrorism.

A motion that outrageously also expresses support for the notoriously one-sided, anti-Israel, biased International Criminal Court.

Looks to me like Trudeau is clearly willing to sacrifice Jewish lives in Israel for those Muslim votes.

Harv Oberfeld