Standing With Israel
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Support for Israel
Western, liberal democracies are truly a rarity in the Middle East. That's just one reason our ally Israel is special. In a region beset by conflict, tyranny, and barbarism, the Israeli people have carved out a remarkable oasis of civilization.
Our pledge to Israel: we stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel, fighting for its national security and defense against its enemies, regardless of who or where they are. We believe that Israel has the right to exist as a Jewish State in the Middle East with Jerusalem as its capital.
Israel is the United States' most reliable and only democratic ally in the region, and its security should be a paramount U.S. concern when dealing with the Middle East. The US- Israel alliance is rooted in the shared values between the two nations.
Through our powerful network of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members, ACT for America works to educate and inform elected officials and the public at large about the threats that the U.S. and Israel face together.
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Stephen Harper Addressing The Knesset
"Shalom. And thank you for inviting me to visit this remarkable country, and especially for this opportunity to address the Knesset. It is truly a great honour.
And if I may, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my wife Laureen and the entire Canadian delegation, let me begin by thanking the Government and people of Israel for the warmth of your hospitality. You have made us feel extremely welcome. We have felt immediately at home.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Canada and Israel are the greatest of friends, and the most natural of allies. And, with your indulgence, I would like to offer a reflection upon what makes the relationship between Canada and Israel special and important. Because the relationship between us is very strong.
Read full text of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's address to the Knesset, January 20, 2014 >>
Stephen Harper vows loyalty to Israel in speech to Knesset
Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke fiercely in defence of Israel Monday, accusing critics of anti-Semitism, vowing to stand with the country, and drawing heckles from two legislators who eventually stormed out of his speech to the Knesset.
"Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you," Harper said in closing his speech to Israel's parliament, echoing a prayer that is said on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.