In the latest issue of Inside Policy, the magazine of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Stanley Hartt examines the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict and explains how the Prime Minister’s strategy of resolute support for Israel is both sincere and prudent. Hartt suggests that as the US continues to play its brokering role, it is a trusted and unconditional friend such as Stephen Harper who may be best-positioned, at a difficult moment, to impart counsel which would be suspect coming from anyone else.
Hartt argues that “What the hand-wringers, who nostalgically hope for some ‘honest broker’ function to be played by Canada, are missing is that mediators do not proceed by telling both sides to a dispute that they are right”. To read the full article click here. To read and excerpted version that appeared in the National Post, click here.