Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, informed Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that his country cannot support Israel in its recent decision to build thousands of settlement units in the E1 area, linking Ma’ale Adumim settlement with occupied East Jerusalem.Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird, told “The Globe and Mail” Canadian paper that Harper phoned Netanyahu and told him that the new Israeli settlement construction plan jeopardizes the efforts meant at the resumption of the stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

It is worth mentioning that Canada was one of nine countries, including the United States, that voted against the Palestinian application at the United Nations General Assembly; 138 member states voted in favor of Palestine’s application as a nonmember state observer status, while only 9 countries voted against the bid and 41 countries abstained.

In related news, Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, voided a planned visit to Georgia for voting for Palestine at the UN General Assembly.