Harper: Canada will remain a steadfast Israel supporter

11/09/2010 09:20

Canadian PM tells anti-Semitism conference that “those who threaten the existence of the Jewish people are a threat to all of us.”

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TORONTO – Canada will remain a steadfast supporter of Israel even if it means losing stature internationally, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.

Addressing a three-day conference in Ottawa on battling global anti-Semitism, Harper said Monday that “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.”

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In what was described as an embarrassing blow to Harper and his Conservatives, Canada recently lost a bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council — a defeat attributed in part to Ottawa’s staunch backing of Israel.

Harper told parliamentarians and experts attending the conference that he has “the bruises to show for it, that 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.’

“But as long as I am prime minister, whether it is at the UN or the Francophonie or anywhere else, 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.”


Parliamentarians and experts from more than 40 countries are in Ottawa until Tuesday for the gathering, a follow-up to the inaugural conference of the Interparliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism held last year in London.

In his address to the conference, Harper described a new kind of anti-Semitism that “targets the Jewish people by targeting the Jewish homeland, Israel, as the source of injustice and conflict in the world and uses, perversely, the language of human rights to do so.”

“We must be relentless in exposing this new anti-Semitism for what it is,” the Canadian leader said.



    • I really wish our leaders would get around to calling Islam what it really is..The fact our PM even has to say that we stand with Israel just goes to show there is a problem with the Islamics who demand Israel’s destruction..But to say that would mean something needs to be done about it…Islam has already declared war on us, and we keep failing to respond…

  1. It takes a lot of courage to stand up in the world forum these days & express undeniable support for Israel. I am extremely proud of our PM for making the point crystal clear. Bravo Canada!

    Also, there is no glory in having a seat in the UN islamic farce. Let’s go one step further and remove ourselves from this absurdity, it no longer is a place for decent, moral, democratic countries.

  2. I agree with WPF, let’s dump any involvement in the UN. Harper has so far been a good PM for Canada, this is just another example.

  3. I have a quiet theory here: Not only is PM Harper making it loud and clear we stand with Israel, but this may be a veiled message to Islamists not to mess with us, and a tipping point in discouraging immigration from Islamic States.

    Yep, get Canada out of the UN!

    “When the Palestinians put down their weapons, there will be no more war.
    “When Israel puts down her weapons, there will be no more Israel.”

  4. Canada is fortunate to have Harper as PM. By standing with Israel, Harper is saving Canada from total annihilation in the coming days.

    As the navel is set in the centre of the human body,
    so is the land of Israel the navel of the world…
    situated in the centre of the world,
    and Jerusalem in the centre of the land of Israel,
    and the sanctuary in the centre of Jerusalem,
    and the holy place in the centre of the sanctuary,
    and the ark in the centre of the holy place,
    and the foundation stone before the holy place,
    because from it the world was founded.”
    Midrash Tanchuma, Qedoshim

    The Bible is Israel-centric. Those wanting to wipe israel off the map have signed their own death warrants. they should die horribly and be happy with it when they are destroyed.

    • While I love Harper’s stance on Israel, I would like to see Canada go even further..If Canada is really the bastion of “diversity” then it should be FIRST in the West to denounce Islam for the intolerant, violent, political and militant system it is…

  5. CK, your country first has to get rid of the loony leftists and treacherous liberals that sleep with muslim terrorists. Then islam will be denounced. It is the L & L who are aiding, abetting, colluding, funding, encouraging muslims to destroy Canada .

  6. Islamic jihad history shows that wherever muslims go, when they get to be more than 1% of the population, they claim the land belongs to them. It is an Islamic trait. In every country they immigrate to, including the ME, the land automatically becomes THEIRS. They destroyed great civilisations and turned them into present day shitholes.
    Look at Egypt, Syria, Persia, Iraq, etc. Today Israel fights alone , condemned by the so-called “christian” nations that feel Israel has no right to the land of their ancestors. Tomorrow it will be the rest of the West. And where will you go?
    No fear for my part of the world. We’ll kill every muslim alive. We don’t take prisoners.

    • No fear for my part of the world. We’ll kill every muslim alive. We don’t take prisoners.>>>>

      I don’t know QV…Today the West, tomorrow?? It will be bloody, but I wouldn’t put it past them for a minute to try…

  7. CK, China has invested $40 billion in Sudan and asked Sudan to give it a Licence to Kill.
    If any chinese worker, any chinese visitor is taken hostage, then China reserves the right, without interference from Sudan, to hunt down and kill the perpetrators of the crime.

    Chna did same in Pakistan. When the imam of the Red Mosque ordered his rogues to beat up 10 Chinese workers in a Chinese saloon, Gen. Musharraf was given the order to take the imam out. The pak. army stormed the Red Mosque and the imam fled dressed in a burqa but was spotted by an eagle eyed pak. soldier. That’s how brave these muslims are.

    So far, we’ve had no problems with muslims in my part of the world because our policies are very strict, most unyielding, and we are aggressive. No one goes against the State.
    Muslims are cowards. They are brave simply because of the Leftists and the Liberals in theWest that aid, abet, and encourage them to intimidate the people and to use violence.

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