Skip to comments.Canadian PM Harper is latest to fill leadership vacuum
Posted on 01/24/2014 8:21:35 AM PST by Former Fetus
During a press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, an Israeli reporter asked visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, "Is Canada paying a price for being so supportive of Israel? Is it possible to support Israel and still have ties to the Arab world?"
This question goes to the heart of what is generally perceived as Israel's greatest weakness. The Arab boycott of Israel and of companies doing business with Israel has served as one of the most potent weapons in the anti-Israel arsenal for over a generation. Indeed, since the OPEC oil embargo in 1974, it has been the Arabs' single most powerful weapon in their unceasing campaign for the destruction of the Jewish state.
It was Arab economic bullying that forced African nations to cut their ties with the Jewish state.
It was the Arab use of the oil weapon after the 1973 Yom Kippur War that convinced Western Europe to end its diplomatic support for Israel and throw in with the PLO.
More than anything else, it is the Arab economic boycott of companies that do business with Israel that has eroded Israel's diplomatic standing over the past two generations and transformed the only human rights respecting democracy in the Middle East into an international pariah.
And yet, under Stephen Harper, as the noose of international isolation is drawn around Israel's neck more tightly every day, Canada has emerged as an outspoken supporter and defender of the Jewish state.
So in essence, the Israeli reporter's question to Harper could easily be rephrased as, "Are you crazy?"
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Excelent article, but it could be summarized by saying Gen 12:3 "I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you;and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed".
Our Canadian friends to the north may not realize how good they have it. Me, I’d like to trade them odumbo for Harper even up. Then, listen to the Canadian cries. Count your blessings Canada.
I suspect Canada views the US as a dangerously psychotic neighbor showing a desire to commit suicide.
You must have a real hate on for Canada, if you want to ‘give’ us _resident 0.00!
While I find Mr. Harper to be a little left leaning, he has to be, to govern a country that has, at least for the last 50 years, been more left leaning than the US. That said, he stll seems a little more conservative than the Dhimmis and RINOs that seem to run Washington, DCCCP.
It is ironic that 125 years ago, Canada was a more Christian country than the US, at least when measured by declared faith. Unfortunately, we picked up that European disease, socialist secularism, sooner than the US did. I can only hope that the pendulum in both this country and the US begins to swing back toward Christianity.