While President Obama of America wants Israel to return to its 1967 borders and most European leaders want to recognise Palestine as a State this coming September, Israel does have at least one good friend in Canada.
At last weekend's G8 meeting of the leading countries in the world, most of the leaders led by Barack Obama wanted to call for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian's based on the pre 6 day war 1967 lines. However, Stephen Harper the Canadian Prime Minister allegedly refused to allow their decision to include reference to the 1967 lines, as he understood that these lines are indefensible for Israel and not workable.
Many leaders in the world say they are a friend of Israel but at the moment only the Canadian Prime Minister is the one that continually stands up for Israel in these difficult times. Mr Harper has previously said
"When Israel, the only country in the world whose very existence is under attack, is consistently and conspicuously singled out for condemnation, I believe we are morally obligated to take a stand."
So to Mr Harper and Canda, I say thank you for being a true friend of Israel.