Canada Backs Israeli Reprisals
Canada's conservative prime minister has backed Israeli reprisals in Lebanon against the Hizbullah terrorist structure. "I think Israel's response under the circumstances has been measured," Prime Minister Stephen Harper told reporters on his plane on the way to a summit meeting in Russia of the world's top industrialized nations.Canada and the United States are the only major countries who have openly supported Israel's actions in the Gaza area and in Lebanon. Britain abstained on a Security Council resolution condemning Israel for its incursion in Gaza. The United States vetoed the motion.