Canadian PM Rebukes Obama on His Israel Stance

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cpmDespite repeated messages assuring the international community the White House remains committed to Israel’s security, President Barak Obama cannot bring himself to say what should be said and do what should be done as Israel’s major population centers are bombarded with terrorist rockets. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a true friend of Israel, is not willing to sit quietly on the sidelines without citing the hypocrisy of the US leader as Mr. Obama called on Israel to show restraint.

Harper spoke of Israel’s right to defend herself, citing “It is Israel’s right and obligation” but the White House is too concerned with dispatching Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to impose a ceasefire. In actuality Harper gets it – that now is the time for the international community to stand firmly behind Israel with one united message, to please rid the world of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and permit the 1.8 million residents of Gaza to get on with their lives. Please remove Hamas from government and permit international donor funds to reach the people and permit Gaza to rehabilitate itself and elect a government that is not corrupt. Now is the time to rid the Mideast of Hamas, which refuses to recognize the State of Israel and vows to continue fighting until Israel is pushed into the Mediterranean.

“Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions will encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions,’’ Harper said in a rare Sunday statement. “Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts [by Hamas] are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.”

PM Harper added his country mourns the death and suffering of innocent civilians in Gaza, but he understands the responsibility for those deaths falls on Hamas and its allies, not Israel. Mr. Harper criticized the UN as along with the US for they unwillingness to come out firmly and unequivocally in support of Israel’s military operation. Minister Stephen Harper has clearly emerged as Israel’s strongest and most unapologetic defender.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)




12 COMMENTS

  1. I appreciate the support, but he’s a member of a missionary church, let’s not aggrandize him just because we’re unhappy with Obama (what did you expect from him anyway?).

  2. Stephen Harper is an amazing person! It’s amazing that he says it as a world leader and not hide it or says it at the dinner table at the Harper household!

  3. Could someone tell that sorry excuse of a president that Gaza is really part of Israel only they gave Palestinians the full rights ro gocern itself? And you know who they elected as their government!!!
    They elected Hamas.
    They chose Hamas!!!

  4. the whole Mideast is on fire do to the fact America elected an idiot as president. Weakness is a bad show in the Mideast or any where in the world. Yaapchik gaza will never elect a decent government, look at Iraq, Iran, Eqpt. They only know force. you step on my toe; I will break your foot.

  5. This is the way the head of government talks when they really support Israel, and the promulgation of truth and justice.
    Maybe the old saying of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” will need to be changed to “Truth, Justice, and the Canadian Way”, if our elected leaders do not stop hedging around and refuse to speak as PM Harper has done.
    Thank you, PM Harper for being a true friend of Israel.

  6. Yitzchoky, right you are! My point was they had a choice and they CHOSE Hamas – they ain’t got no one to blame (unlike our prez who blames everyone for everything that goes wrong! ie. It’s Bush’s fault!)

  7. #1 My comment got cut off.. PM Harper is an evangelical Christian and yes Christians do believe in converting non believers. That does not in any way diminsh his opinions or amazing leadership. He is no more a missionary than Mitt Romney or any other host of great political leaders.

  8. #1 PM Harper is an evangelical Christian. He is no more a missionary than Mitt Romney or any other Christian politician. He deserves respect not scorn.

  9. Even Hillary Clinton gets it. If you can, watch the clip of her most recent visit to Jon Stewart. He tried to start out by getting her to say something about the trapped Gaza population. She gave it back to him when she explained to him they are trapped by a leadership that doesn’t care about them.