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Canadian Zionist Group Says New FM Dion's Pledge to Become 'Honest Broker' With Israel is Concerning

The Canadian chapter of Christians United for Israel, one of the world's largest pro-Israel groups, expressed concern over just sworn-in Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion's promise to have Canada become an "honest broker" with Israel.

"As a candidate to become Prime Minister, [Justin] Trudeau had promised to maintain the substance of Canada's exemplary relationship with Israel, modifying only the tone," the group said in a statement released on Friday. "However, just sworn-in Stephan Dion promises his ministry at Foreign Afffairs will return to the role of 'honest broker' vis a vis Israel."

"Israel already has many 'honest brokers' among the Europeans. What Israel, a democracy surrounded by terrorist states and dictatorships needs is friends it can count on," the group said.

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