Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper says “The Government of Canada remains resolute in our commitment to defend Israel’s right to exist. We believe this right is absolute and non-negotiable.”
Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a staunch supporter of Israel, on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s support for the Jewish state, in a statement released in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.
“Tonight at sundown marks the 67th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel – the realization of the Jewish people’s longstanding dream to establish a modern Jewish state in their historic homeland,” said Harper. Continue Reading »
PM Stephen Harper asks all Canadians to commemorate the victims & survivors of the Holocaust and to “combat anti-Semitism of all forms.”
Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging Canadians to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Holocaust in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and “combat anti-Semitism in all its forms.”
Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper prays at Western Wall during his 2014 visit to Israel
He referred to the event as “one of the darkest chapters in human history,” and stressed the “importance of Holocaust education and remembrance.”
“On this occasion, Canadians from all backgrounds remember the horrors of the Shoah, pay tribute to the innocent victims and honor the brave survivors,” he posted to his official Facebook page Sunday night. Continue Reading »
VIDEO: PM Natanyahu & wife Sara sing along at state dinner.
Stephen Harper this week became the first Canadian prime minister to address Israel’s Knesset – and also likely the first to belt out the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others at a state dinner.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper singing ‘Hey Jude’ in Israel.- Photo: YouTube screenshot
In a video posted on Netanyahu’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, Harper, who fronts a covers band called Herringbone, is seen sitting behind a keyboard and singing the classic tune.
Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, meanwhile smile and sway at their table during the performance. Continue Reading »
At the last moment the Muslim Waqf cancelled Canadian PM’s planned tour of the Temple Mount, because some in his security entourage are Jewish.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper planned to tour the Temple Mount after visiting the Western Wall (Kotel) Tuesday, but the visit was torpedoed at the last minute by the Muslim Waqf, which said it would not allow Harper’s security detail onto the Mount, since some of the bodyguards are Jewish, leading Temple activist Yehuda Glick told Arutz Sheva in an exclusive interview. Bnei Brith Canada confirmed the story.
Waqf arguing with Policeman on Temple Mount – screenshot
There are also alternative versions of the events, however, and it cannot yet be said with complete certainty which is the correct one. Continue Reading »
Netanyahu: “I haven’t found any Arabs who wish to leave the State. Quite the opposite; Arabs have been very upset at a proposal by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman that would redraw Israel’s boundaries and include many Israeli Arabs in a Palestinian state.”
By David Lev
A particularly nasty debate broke out Monday evening between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Arab MK Ahmed Tibi – as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was visiting the Knesset, looked on. Tibi screamed at Netanyahu, who spoke in praise of Israeli democracy, and later walked out when Harper said the same when he spoke to MKs. Continue Reading »
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Jerusalem for first official visit and will address Israel’s Knesset Monday.
By Gil Ronen
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Israel and will address the Knesset on Monday. This is Harper’s first visit to Israel.
PM Netanyahu welcomes PM of Canada Stephen Harper – Photo: Screenshot PMO
In welcoming Harper, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that while this world is “often cynical and hypocritical, you have shown great moral leadership. When it comes to fighting terrorism, you know that there cannot be any politically correct double talk, but only unequivocal condemnation and united international action. Continue Reading »
Canadian PM Stephen Harper will address the Knesset during his upcoming visit to Jerusalem in January.
By Elad Benar
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will speak at the Knesset during his upcoming visit to Israel, which will begin on January 20, Shalom Toronto reported on Wednesday.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper – Reuters
Harper will lead a delegation of some 200 people, including Canadian journalists, the report said.
During the visit, Harper will also visit Ramallah and Jordan. This is Harper’s first visit to the Middle East since he was elected as Prime Minister in 2006.
The Canadian Prime Minister announced his visit to Israel during a speech he gave at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) annual fundraising gala Negev dinner which was held in Toronto earlier this month. Continue Reading »
JNF-KKL event honoring Canadian PM Harper expected to attract 1,000 strong Palestinian protesters against Israel’s Bedouin resettlement bill.
‘JNF’s trees are soldiers in Zionist army of occupation’ says Palestinian.
By Ofer Petersburg
Canadian police forces are currently preparing for a Palestinian protest against Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper who is expected to participate in a Jewish National Fund of Canada event.
The event is a dinner being held in the prime minister’s honor and the protest is expected to be attract at least 1,000 people. According to the protest’s organizers, the demonstration is being held in wake of the Praver Plan to resettle Bedouins. Continue Reading »
Prime Minister Stephen Harper reportedly planning to make his visit to Israel announcement at upcoming JNF event Sunday evening.
By Dalit Halevi and Arutz Sheva Staff
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to announce his his first trip to Israel at the Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) annual dinner tomorrow (Sunday) in Toronto, according to Shalom Toronto.
Harper, who has been Prime Minister since being elected for the first of his two terms in 2006, has been a staunch supporter of Israel, a stance which found its expression shortly after his election, when he stood by the Jewish state during the Second Lebanon War against Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah. Continue Reading »
Canada’s Stephen Harper takes Western leaders to task for not sufficiently backing Israel, going on to caution the west against arming Syrian rebel groups.
Canada last week once again demonstrated its unequivocal support for and friendship with Israel when Prime Minister Stephen Harper took other Western leaders to task for not backing the Jewish state sufficiently enough.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Stephen Harper – Photo: Sean Kilpatrick-THE CANADIAN PRESS
“There’s nothing more shortsighted in Western capitals in our time than the softening of support we’ve seen for Israel around the globe,” the Associated Press quoted Harper as saying during a visit to New York City last week. Continue Reading »