I was born in Israel and raised in Canada. I have lived in the USA for almost twenty years, but Canada is my home. I just watched this video of Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper and wanted to share. It makes me proud to be Canadian, and hopeful for Israel.
Speaking in Ottawa at a conference on global anti-Semitism, Harper 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.”
Harper told the conference, “whether it is at the United Nations or any other international forum, the easiest thing to do is simply to just get along and go along with this anti-Israeli rhetoric, to pretend it is just about being even-handed and to excuse oneself with the label of ‘honest broker.”
“As long as I am Prime Minister, Canada will take that stand, whatever the cost. Not just because it is the right thing to do, but because history shows us, and the ideology of the anti-Israeli mob tells us all too well, that those who threaten the existence of the Jewish people are a threat to all of us.”
It’s huge when you consider Canada lost a bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, which some say was because of their support of Israel. Other leaders should take the time to find their balls, stand with Mr. Harper, and do the right thing.
Bravo to Harper for being willing to say he supports Israel and not be afraid of the fall out. I do not live in Canada and this is not a political blog, so regardless of what you think about Harper as a politician, he did the right thing by Israel and that’s all I’m saying.
I’m not sure there will ever be a day when the world stands behind Israel and stops blaming Jews for everything. If we can put a man on the moon then I suppose there is always hope it could happen. Until then, I’m proud to be Canadian and keeping the faith.
Click here to here to watch Mr. Harper address the conference:
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
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