In a fight between a fire and a firefighter, Canada should not be neutral. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, and protects the rights of minorities and civilians. Groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, on the other hand, intentionally use their own civilians as human shields. There is no place for neutrality here. An Andrew Scheer government would stand with Israel.
In recent years, we have actually been seeing greater cooperation between Israel and certain Muslim nations, like Jordan, Egypt, and even Saudi Arabia. This is a very welcome development. Many nations in the region share Israel's concern about the rise of Iran. But while Israel AND regional Muslim powers have expressed concern about Iran, Justin Trudeau is seeking warmer relations with that country. I will work with Israel and its regional allies on a strategy to halt the expansion of Iranian influence.