January 28, 2014 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
Last week, I was lucky to be in Israel at
the same time as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
It was a sight to behold.He was welcomed like a rock star.
His steadfast support for Israel, and
outspoken opposition to rising global anti-Semitism, make him a stand-out among
During his visit, Prime Minister Harper
became Canada’s first leader to address Israel’s parliament.
He was given a tumultuous ovation.
While his whole speech is well worth
reading, here are a few excerpts:
”Canada supports Israel because it is right
to do so… It is a Canadian tradition to stand for what is principled and just,
regardless of whether it is convenient or popular.”
‘I believe the story of Israel,” he said,
“is a great example to the world…”
“Through fire and water, Canada will stand
with you [Israel].”
Thank you, Prime Minister Harper, for the
courage of your convictions and your moral clarity.
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This is David Harris of AJC.
Date: 1/28/2014 12:00:00 AM