Daily Israel Report

Canadian PM Harper: A Threat to Jews Is a Threat to All of Us

Canadian Prime Minister Harper once again proves he’s Israel’s best friend, saying that a “threat to the Jewish People is a threat to all of us.”
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/10/2010, 3:38 PM / Last Update: 11/10/2010, 3:44 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper once again proves he is Israel’s best friend, saying that a “threat to the Jewish People is a threat to all of us.”

Speaking at an Ottawa conference on fighting anti-Semitism that is part of Holocaust Education Week, the Conservative party leader implicitly agreed with a common analysis that the United Nations recently turned down its bid for a temporary seat on the Security Council because of its solid pro-Israel stand.

 

"And I know, by the way, because I have 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-Israel rhetoric, to pretend it is just about being even-handed, and to excuse oneself with the label of honest broker.

“History shows us, and the ideology of the anti-Israel mob tells 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,” Prime Minister Harper said to an appreciative audience.

"There are, after all, a lot more votes in being anti-Israeli than in taking a stand,” he added. “But as long as I am Prime Minister, whether it is at the United Nations, the Francophone or anywhere else, Canada will take that stand, whatever the cost. 

“Let us not forget that even now, there are those who choose evil, and would launch another Holocaust if left unchecked.”