At the same time, one wonders why exactly they promised, gave, and have protected Quebec's unwarranted seat at the same body?
Ridiculous pandering for votes - once for Quebec's, now for anti-Palestinian voters.
The United States administration is no better, given that they're pulling $60 million out of this much needed UN agency, all because UNESCO accepted Palestinian membership - and have threatened to pull more funding out of the UN as more and more agencies recognize Palestine as, well, something.
Whether or not you agree with the decision, anyone must see how naked of an act this by Baird and co. at Foreign Affairs, all part of the "lets suck up entirely to Israel" plan.
I'm a fan of Israel personally, but even I realize that the entire rational behind Canada's and the US' moves - that the UN shouldn't recognize Palestine in the absence of a peace deal - is entirely non-constructive. In no way does it help any side but Benjamin Netanyahu's and Avigdor Lieberman's - neither of which are very interested in peace in the region.
It's ridiculous, but that's how it is I guess. Is it any wonder that the peace process in the region can't even get off the ground these days?