Is it possible that Israel has friends like Canadian PM, Stephen Harper, left in the world? His honesty and strong pro-Israel stand is so uncommon that it inspires admiration. And he knows it.
“There are, after all, a lot more votes—a lot more—in being anti-Israeli than in taking a stand. But as long as I am prime minister, whether it is at the United Nations, the Francophonie or anywhere else, Canada will take that stand, whatever the cost.”
Harper has little to gain from his strong pro-Israel speech as only 1 percent of the Canadian population is Jewish. But, as he says so well in his speech on Parliment Hill at a conference on anti-semitism at the start of Holocaust Education Week, “Not just because it is the right thing to do, but because history shows us, and the ideology of the anti-Israel mob tell us all too well, that those who threaten the existence of the Jewish people are in the longer term a threat to all of us”.
We all have much to learn from this honest and courageous man who takes a stand on what’s right, because it’s right with no consideration of personal gain.