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Canada Reverses UN Stance on Palestinians in Break With U.S. Over Settlements



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
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Canada voted for a UN resolution on Tuesday in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination.
The vote marks a major departure for Canada, which has declined to support substantially the same resolution through 14 consecutive votes since Stephen Harper came to power in 2006.
Tuesday’s resolution was opposed by Israel, the United States and three Pacific island nations that depend heavily on U.S. aid and tend to vote with Washington at the UN: the Marshall Islands, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia.

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