Canadians favor even-handed approach to Middle East conflict

CBC reports: Nearly half of Canadians polled would prefer the federal government be neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, a new poll suggests.

According to the CBC/Nanos survey, 48 per cent of people asked how the government should handle Middle East foreign policy said they want the government to favour neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians.

Another 27 per cent said they are unsure.

Of those who had a preference, 19 per cent said they want the government to favour the Israelis, with six per cent wanting the government to favour the Palestinians — a three-to-one ratio.

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  1. Clearly, CBC/Nanos did not poll the people I hang out with. The issue is not entirely a desire for more support for Hamas, but for less intrusion of Israeli interests into the Canadian political process.