Canada Israel Relations

Althia Raj

Harper's Israel Trip Comes Amid Changes Where It Matters Most

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to Israel later this week for a long-awaited trip to the Middle East. A staunch supporter of Israel, ...

Make No Mistake: Stephen Harper Supports Netanyahu, Not Israel

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

Incorrect is the claim that Stephen Harper defends the freedom and dignity of all people. Israel's occupation of the West Bank is an institutionalized system of oppression that every day denies the freedom and dignity of millions of Palestinians. When Canada votes against Palestinian aspirations at the UN, we come across as vindictive.

Time for More Sober Talk on Israel

Zach Paikin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

It's time to put an end to the use of the following phrases and terms: "anti-Israel," "pro-Israel," and "to support Israel." Israel is a state. No one ever accuses a head of government of being too "pro-France" or "anti-Spain." Using simplistic adjectives to describe our prime minister isn't conducive to an intelligent conversation about international relations.

What's Really Behind Harper's Support?

CBC | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Politics

In 2010, while addressing an anti-Semitism conference in Ottawa, Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched into a full-throttle defence of Israel, saying...

France And UK Summon Israeli Envoys

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada

PARIS - The French and British governments have summoned the Israeli ambassadors to protest the decision to approve 3,000 new homes on Israeli-occupie...

Canada Threatens Retaliation As UN Votes For Palestinian Statehood

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird used the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to denounce the world body Thursday for its "utter...

Canada, Israel Launch Joint Science And Technology Fund

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government is creating a joint fund with Israel to finance energy science and technology projects.Natural Resources Minister Joe...

Mess With Israel and You're Messing With Canada

Avi Benlolo | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Avi Benlolo

Wednesday's revelation of Peter MacKay's support for the state of Israel demonstrates the strength of this principle of friendship among nations. His statement that a threat to Israel is a threat to Canada was a powerful declaration to a friend -- and to the world -- that Canada can be counted on.

Baird Evokes Nazi Appeasement In Defence Of Position On Palestine

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada used its United Nations speaking slot Monday to lambaste opponents of Israel as no better than the appeasers who allowed fascism and c...