Canada again backs Israel at the UN

Canada votes against an anti-Israel resolution at the UN General Assembly.

Dalit Halevi ,

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada is continuing to support Israel at the UN, even as it prepares to renew its ties with Iran.

This past Tuesday, Canada joined the United States, Israel, Australia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau in voting against an anti-resolution at the UN General Assembly.

The draft resolution, which is one of ten resolutions submitted during the session of the General Assembly, called on the UN to renew the mandate of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli methods of operation.

This is not the first time that the new Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backed Israel at the UN.

This past May, Canada voted against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for “mental, physical and environmental health” rights abuse.

Shortly after Trudeau took office, Canada voted against six resolutions condemning Israel which were passed by the UN General Assembly.

By backing Israel at the UN, Trudeau’s government continues a policy which began during former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin’s time in office and continued during the tenure of former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a staunch supporter and ally of Israel.