Canada Israel Relations

Israel's Security Key Component In Canada's Fight Against ISIL: Freeland

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Politics

The foreign affairs minister said ISIL is a "death cult" that will be defeated.

Althia Raj

World Leaders Swoon Over Trudeau At UN | Althia Raj | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics

The prime minister received an unusually enthusiastic welcome.

Tories Blast Canadian's Appointment To UN Spot Over Israel Stance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2017 | Canada Politics

Michael Lynk says he will carry out his responsibilities impartially and in keeping with international law.

Liberals' Support Of Israel Soft: Tories

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Politics

Conservatives think Stephane Dion's statement on recent violence didn't go far enough.

Israeli PM Says He Has Good Relationship With Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2017 | Canada Politics

Netanyahu was seen to be extremely close to Stephen Harper.

Trudeau, Israeli PM Hold 'Very Warm' Phone Call

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Israel's ambassador to Canada said the call from Benjamin Netanyahu took place last Friday.

Harper Calls Netanyahu, Says Canada Supports Two-State Solution

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has reiterated Canada's support for a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians during a phone call to n...

Let's Talk

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As relations between the U.S. and Israel continued to deteriorate Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was playing the politics of silence w...

Ontario Vows To Help Kids Wounded In Middle East Conflict

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario is promising to provide medical treatment to children injured in the latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting amid pleas for help from th...

Baird Earns Rave Reviews On U.S. Conservative Radio

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - A highly popular conservative radio talk show in the United States has heaped praise on Canada's Harper government, while simultaneously ...

Tempers Flare As Protesters Urge Harper To Denounce Israel's Actions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Tempers flared briefly as protesters marched through downtown Ottawa today, calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to denounce Israel's mil...

'Shameless' Tories Playing Politics With Gaza Conflict: Former Liberal MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Politics

A former Liberal MP says Harper Conservatives are attempting to use the conflict in Gaza for their own political gain. Omar Alghabra, an MP for Mis...

Baird's Office Expresses Sympathy For Deaths Of Palestinian Civilians

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government offered a renewed expression of sympathy for the deaths of the innocent Palestinian civilians in the Israeli bombardmen...

Harper: There's Evidence Hamas Uses Human Shields Against Israeli Airstrikes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Terrorists are deliberately placing people in the path of an Israeli offensive aimed at stopping rocket attacks from Gaza, says Prime Ministe...

Harper To Israel: We're With You

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated Canada’s support for Israel Wednesday in a conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The...

Althia Raj

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