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        4/26/2012, Iyar 4, 5772

      Harper: We'll Uphold Israel's Right to Exist


      Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada issued the following statement, Wednesday, in advance of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) celebrations: "On this anniversary, we remember all that Israel and its citizens overcame to achieve statehood and we celebrate all that it has accomplished in the past six decades. As I said to Prime Minister Netanyahu during his visit to Canada last month, our Government recognizes it is an especially challenging time in the Middle East. Israel can rest assured that we will uphold its right to exist as an independent Jewish state as we continue in our efforts to promote peace and security in the region."

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