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Political leaders who ardently and obsessively love and support Israel have many motivations.  You have the Jews who have an ethnic and/or religious loyalty to the place and whose personal devotion also usually reflects the views of their Jewish constituents.  Two that come to mind are Reps. Eliot Engel and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  Then you have those who are not Jewish who seem to be motivated by pro-Israel lobby donations and/or genuine adoration of the military and imperialistic character of the Jewish state.  Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham come to mind. 

A third group of politicians who are staunch defenders of Israel are Christian Zionists, who believe that the fate of the Israeli nation is linked to the time of the second coming of Jesus and that God promised the land of Israel to the Jews.   They are among Israel’s most loyal friends. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe is a good example of a member of this group.  It is often said that former President George W. Bush was another, although  he kept his religious fervor for the Jewish state hidden from public view.

During the last few days, two staunch Christian Zionist supporters of Israel were in the news.  Rep. Louis Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, is much like Inhofe, up front and over the top.  Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is more similar to Bush; he is a head of state and he keeps his religious fervor under wraps.  However, Harper is quite clear about his pro-Israel positions.

Rep. Louie Gohmert Likens Netanyahu To King David

Eric W. Dolan and Raw Story got the scoop on Gohmert and posted the video below.  On Sunday Gohmert told an audience in South Carolina that Netanyahu could become as great as King David.  He complained the U.S. is pushing Israel “into a corner,” referring to the Kerry peace negotiations.  Gohmert also suggested that only religious Israelis should make political decisions that concern the fate of Israel.

Gohmert said that he suggested to Netanyahu that he organize a national day of prayer for God’s “direction and protection.”

And I know you’ve got secularists, and I called off a couple, that you have to deal with here and tell them this is not for you, it is only for people who believe, but I’m declaring a national day of prayer and fasting in this crisis for God’s direction and protection, and for all of those who believe, and I said, I promise you God will answer that prayer, the secularists will hear, the world will see, and even people in the United States will see, and Israel will be blessed because of you doing that.

Barak Ravid, the political columnist from the Israeli daily, Ha’aretz, was the first to pick up the Raw Story post on his blog.  He added the following gem:

By the way – the same Gohmert met with Netanyahu in 2011 in Jerusalem and presented him with a copy of “The Tehran Initiative” – an apocalyptic thriller about the day Iran gets a nuclear weapon.  It is not clear if the book met with Netanyahu’s literary tastes, however it certainly reflected his worst nightmare. Trans. mine.

 

 

 Harper speaks at Knesset accompanied by over 200, mostly Canadian Jews

On Monday, during a four day visit to Israel and the West Bank, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a speech (full text here) to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).  Although Harper’s speech did not specifically mention his Christian Zionist world view, John Bell makes the case that Harper’s extremely strong support of Israel is personal.

Bell wrote in Al Jazeera that Harper’s political interests are not served by his pro-Israel stance and that the love affair the Canadian PM has with Israel comes solely from his Christian Zionist worldview.

This general bafflement may be because Harper’s stance is personal and ideological, not calculated interest. He may embrace a deeply held view of Israel’s place in Christian eschatology, a “moral” position where Israel’s existence rights historical wrongs, while also heralding of a Christian messianic future. This translates politically into a view that Israel is a country under threat that needs to be defended….

The Economist also had a piece on Harper and Israel making similar points.

There are about 329,000 Jews in Canada, compared with just over 1m Muslims, so the electoral advantages of such a pro-Israel stance are not obvious. The economic advantages are also slight. Although Canada has had a free-trade agreement with Israel since 1997, total bilateral trade of C$1.4 billion ($1.3 billion) is less than what Canada and the United States trade in a single day.

Shunning religious declarations, Harper praised Israel lavishly as a modern democratic state and referred to it as “a start-up nation,” using that nation’s own public relations term.  He went on at length  about the “special relationship” between Canada and Israel. Harper made the usual stops in reflecting back the Zionist narrative to the Israelis.  He mentioned the Holocaust, antisemitism, and Israel as a nation who seeks peace in a dangerous neighborhood.

Harper said that Canada supported the two-state solution and the current nuclear agreement with Iran, two items that may not have pleased the majority of his listeners.  However, most of those present were glad to hear the Prime Minister declare, “But, for now, Canada’s own sanctions [on Iran] will remain fully in place.”

Ahmed Tibi, a prominent Palestinian member of the Knesset, heckled Harper (a common behavior in the Knesset, although probably not usually directed at a visiting head of state)  when the Canadian called the academic boycott of Israel, antisemitic.  After angrily shouting at the Canadian, Tibi walked out in protest.  Tibi’s remarks were not audible in the video below.  After the walkout, Harper was given a long standing ovation by the Jewish members, who were probably reacting more in  protest over Tibi’s actions than to the content of the speech of the Prime Minister.

 

Here is Harper’s complete text on the issue of the boycott:

As once Jewish businesses were boycotted, some civil-society leaders today call for a boycott of Israel.

On some campuses, intellectualized arguments against Israeli policies thinly mask the underlying realities, such as the shunning of Israeli academics and the harassment of Jewish students.

Most disgracefully of all, some openly call Israel an apartheid state.

Think about that.

Think about the twisted logic and outright malice behind that: a state, based on freedom, democracy and the rule of law, that was founded so Jews can flourish, as Jews, and seek shelter from the shadow of the worst racist experiment in history, that is condemned, and that condemnation is masked in the language of anti-racism.

It is nothing short of sickening.

But this is the face of the new anti-Semitism.

It targets the Jewish people by targeting Israel and attempts to make  the old bigotry acceptable for a new generation.

Toward the end of Harper’s speech, the Prime Minister used an odd locution in order to pledge Canadian support.

And therefore, through fire and water, Canada will stand with you.

I searched for the fire and water phrase and could not come up with any more likely source than this biblical quotation.

When thou passest into waters, I am with thee, And into floods, they do not overflow thee, When thou goest into fire, thou art not burnt, And a flame doth not burn against thee.

Isaiah 43:2 Young’s Literal Translation

Maybe this oblique allusion was the way Harper chose to mark the Christian eschatological origins of his love and misdirected support for the Jewish state.

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  1. yrn
    yrn
    January 22, 2014, 10:55 am

    Tibi the clown, a day after in a Radio interview, he just showed his hypocrisy.
    Razi Barkai just made a joke out of him.
    Tibi was speechless and could not even push his regular narrative spew.
    The Israeli Palestinians deserve a better persona to represent them.

    • sydnestel
      sydnestel
      January 22, 2014, 11:52 am

      Tibi spoke very well on the Canadian public affairs program “Power and Politics” (Jan 20th)

      Here’s the link: Tibi is on in the last half hour or so of the program.

      http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/Power+%26+Politics+with+Evan+Solomon/ID/2431143254/

    • talknic
      talknic
      January 22, 2014, 11:58 am

      yrn “Tibi the clown”

      Broken any International Laws? Failed to adhere to the UN Charter? Dispossessed anyone? Shot any reporters in the head?

      WTF is Razi Barkai to make a joke anyway? Army Radio? That’d be the Army Radio of the state in breach of the above. The Occupying Power http://wp.me/pDB7k-W8

      He’s another idiot for Israel who doesn’t know that Israel was occupying non-Israeli territory before 1967. In 1965 when Fatah came into existence Israel already had territories “outside the State of Israel”..”in Palestine” according to the Israeli Government of 22nd May 1948, under occupation http://wp.me/pDB7k-Xk

      Anyone in their right mind would walk out on a putz as ignorant as Razi Barkai

      What strange things you gloat about.

    • Walid
      Walid
      January 22, 2014, 12:17 pm

      “The Israeli Palestinians deserve a better persona to represent them.” (yrn)

      The Palestinians did, until Israel banned 2 of the 3 Palestinian parties from running in the elections in 2009 and framed Bishara with some bogus spying charge for the 2006 war.

      Bravo for referring to them as Israeli-Palestinians. Took courage, yrn.

    • K Renner
      K Renner
      January 22, 2014, 3:10 pm

      The only clown I see in that instance is the pathetic Harper… and the vast majority of the Knesset proving to the world how delusional they are and how it’s extremely hard to “talk” to Israeli Jews in regard to achieving anything.

      Yes, a lot of spewing and the same old worthless “we’ll protect you, Israel! You’re the victim here!” from Harpo himself.

      Maybe the one upside to the whole sordid affair is that there are some really hilarious pictures of Nutanyahoo floating around now, taken with Harper.

      Bibi’s facial expressions, good god– he looks even more perverted then he usually does.

    • Shingo
      Shingo
      January 23, 2014, 1:02 am

      yrn “Tibi the clown”

      Did he get up on stage and start drawing any cartoons? That’s what clowns do.

      • Walid
        Walid
        January 23, 2014, 2:40 am

        “That’s what clowns do.”

        He also is just about the only Palestinian kicking up a storm with new settlements announcements and his concerns with Abbas letting it all slip from the hands of the Palestinians. Nothing clownish about that.

      • talknic
        talknic
        January 23, 2014, 9:16 am

        @Shingo Well, one clown does. http://wp.me/pDB7k-1a8

  2. Ael
    Ael
    January 22, 2014, 11:16 am

    Stephen Harper is not head of state. He is merely head of government.

    I suspect fire and water is a reference to the troubles in Canada this summer (Lac-Mégantic and High River). The Calgary Stampede motto this year was “Hell or High Water”.

  3. Antidote
    Antidote
    January 22, 2014, 11:18 am

    from the comments section of a Globe & Mail article on Harper’s 200+ delegation:

    “Frickin’ unbelievable. Would a delegation from the Vatican have more religious figures? I totally get it that Mr. Harper is religiously-driven, but was there no one in the PMO or Conservative party that couldn’t see the negative optics in this pilgrimage?”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/the-five-key-groups-on-stephen-harpers-middle-east-delegation/article16425087/comments/

    lots of real estate developers, too.

    Who’s more embarrassing for Canada: Harper or Ford?

  4. sydnestel
    sydnestel
    January 22, 2014, 11:46 am

    “Maybe this oblique allusion was the way Harper chose to mark the Christian eschatological origins of his love and misdirected support for the Jewish state.”

    Or maybe it was a reference to the James Taylor song “Fire & Rain”.

  5. seafoid
    seafoid
    January 22, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Fire and water yada yada

    This is a fantastic comment from the FT site

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/045dca8a-6725-11e3-a5f9-00144feabdc0.html

    “Israel will never have as sympathetic a global hegemon to support it as the present-day United States. Maybe they should cash in their chips now and look for detente with regional powers like Iran and peace with the Palestinians instead of living with the shrapnel in their butt. But that would involve giving up that piece of land East of the Wailing Wall and West of the River Jordan and guys like Naftali Bennett think God promised it to him. I’m waiting for someone rational in Israel to call bulls**t on Bennett and other settlers.”

  6. Shmuel
    Shmuel
    January 22, 2014, 12:03 pm

    Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

    • yrn
      yrn
      January 22, 2014, 3:07 pm

      Shmuel

      The white angel of humanity.
      Missed your comments regarding Syria…….

      • K Renner
        K Renner
        January 22, 2014, 6:53 pm

        As if you care about anything going on in Syria.

        It’s useful to lie about, I suppose–to claim that “Hezbollah is training so that they can commit genocide against Israelis”, or that the war is going on because “Arab barbarity” or something else equally moronic– but I think it’s pretty tasteless to accuse people of “not caring” about something that you certainly don’t care about. At least not in the compassionate way.

      • amigo
        amigo
        January 23, 2014, 8:05 am

        “The white angel of humanity.
        Missed your comments regarding Syria…….”yrn

        This is a site set up to address the Palestine /Israel conflict.Also, the Syrian conflict is an internal matter unlike The P/I issue.

        And if you gave a rat,s posterior about the Syrian People you would be fighting to get their land back to them which Israel stole.

        In case you are confused, I am referring to the “SYRIAN HEIGHTS”.

        Take a hike hypocrite.

      • talknic
        talknic
        January 23, 2014, 8:34 am

        @ yrn I’ve missed your comments regarding Syria……. http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/un/un497.htm

    • Hostage
      Hostage
      January 22, 2014, 3:21 pm

      I searched for the fire and water phrase and could not come up with any more likely source than this biblical quotation:

      If Harper was talking in terms of Israel’s place in Christian eschatology, then he was speaking about “that man” and was insulting the views held by the religious Jews in his Knesset audience:

      “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire”. — Matthew 3:11

      “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire”. — Luke 3:16

      • Antidote
        Antidote
        January 22, 2014, 3:53 pm

        ‘Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you’ clearly does not fit the baptism scenario.

      • Hostage
        Hostage
        January 22, 2014, 4:57 pm

        ‘Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you’ clearly does not fit the baptism scenario.

        I’m not making this stuff up, but someone did. According to Christian sources (AKJV Ephesians 4:5) there is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism that all believers will eventually have to pass through.

        AKJV Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

        AKJV Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

        26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

        27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

  7. MahaneYehude1
    MahaneYehude1
    January 22, 2014, 12:15 pm

    Political leaders who ardently and obsessively love and support Israel have many motivations. You have the Jews… Then you have those who are not Jewish who seem to be motivated by pro-Israel lobby donations…A third group of politicians who are staunch defenders of Israel are Christian Zionists…

    …A fourth group of politicians who know the truth and don’t afraid to tell it.

    • amigo
      amigo
      January 23, 2014, 8:09 am

      “A fourth group of politicians who know the truth and don’t afraid to tell it.”klan mahane

      Come on, we need a laugh—“don,t afraid to tell us” who they are.

    • eljay
      eljay
      January 23, 2014, 8:36 am

      >> A fourth group of politicians who know the truth and don’t afraid to tell it.

      Such a group would be comprised of politicians who recognize that Israel:
      – is an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist “Jewish State”;
      -was born of Jewish terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes and lands;
      – has been engaged for 60+ years in an offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction, torture and murder;
      – refuses to honour its obligations under international law;
      – refuses to be held accountable for its past and on-going (war) crimes;
      – refuses to enter into sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace.

      This group of politicians either does not exist or has yet to speak out.

    • talknic
      talknic
      January 23, 2014, 9:29 am

      @MahaneYehude1 “…A fourth group of politicians who know the truth and don’t afraid to tell it”

      Bet you hate them!

      Say! Here’s a truth “MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: I have the honor to notify you that the state of Israel has been proclaimed as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947, and that a provisional government has been charged to assume the rights and duties of government for preserving law and order within the boundaries of Israel, for defending the state against external aggression, and for discharging the obligations of Israel to the other nations of the world in accordance with international law. The Act of Independence will become effective at one minute after six o’clock on the evening of 14 May 1948, Washington time.” http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/israel/large/documents/newPDF/49.pdf

  8. adele
    adele
    January 22, 2014, 1:59 pm

    I think we should encourage this budding relationship between Harper and Israel. After all, the US citizenry may stand to gain lots from it if we unload Israel onto Canada. Let Harper put his money where his mouth is and take over the payments to the welfare state. I hate to do this to the Canadian people but we have to think of our self-interest first ;-)

    The slogan Israel can use: We have a friend in Jesus Harper.

  9. K Renner
    K Renner
    January 22, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Want to hear a funny joke?

    Leaders in the Canadian Jewish community frequently make obscure, vaguely conspiratorial references and accusations about the Arab Canadians as a whole– wherever they may come from– regarding “ulterior motives” and “dual loyalties” to other countries that take precedent over their “loyalty” to Canada.

    Wasn’t that a funny joke?

  10. Shmuel
    Shmuel
    January 22, 2014, 3:31 pm

    I searched for the fire and water phrase and could not come up with any more likely source than this biblical quotation.

    Psalms 66:12?

    • Walid
      Walid
      January 22, 2014, 3:58 pm

      Shmuel, Christian Zionists, like Jehova’s Witnesses swear by the Book of Revelations in the New Testament where is found all the talk about the second coming, the final battle at Armageddon, Gog and Magog, the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, how the Jews will be given a last chance to repent and convert, and the rest of the great story about the afterlife, so this is where you have to go to look things up that concerns these 2 groups, this is what Revelations revealed about water and fire and piggy-backed on to other sections of the old and new Bibles:

      THE NEW EARTH.

      Rev. 21:1.
      “And I saw a new Heaven and a NEW EARTH: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

      The Interpretation:
      The first heaven and the first earth were created in the dateless past. The Scriptures begin with the sublime declaration–“In the beginning God CREATED the heaven and the earth.” Gen. 1:1. The second verse of Gen. 1, records that “the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” That this earth was not originally created “formless and void” is clear from Isa. 45:18 (R. V.). “Thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; He is God; that formed the earth and made it; He established it, He created it not a waste, He formed it to be inhabited.” See also Jer. 4:23-26. What caused the earth to become a waste after its original creation is not expressly stated. Some awful catastrophe must have befallen it. It is clear from the account of the Fall of Adam and Eve that sin existed before man was created. The inference is from Ezek. 28:12-19, and Isa. 14:12-14, that when the earth was originally created that Satan was placed in charge of it, and that he and his angels rebelled and led astray the inhabitants of the Original Earth, and that the Pre-Adamite race are now the demons who as they are permitted liberty seek to re-embody themselves in human beings that they may again dwell on the earth. It is clear that the Original Earth was inhabited, or God would not have blessed Adam and Eve and said–“Be fruitful and multiply and REPLENISH the Earth.” Gen. 1:28. It does not follow however that those inhabitants were human beings like ourselves. No human remains have been found ante-dating the creation of man.

      Peter speaks of the Original Earth as the–“World that then WAS, that, being OVERFLOWED WITH WATER, perished.” 2. Pet. 3:6. It is clear that Peter does not refer here to Noah’s Flood, for the world of Noah’s day did not perish, and Peter goes on to add that–“The heavens and the earth WHICH ARE NOW (that is, have been in existence since the restoration of the earth as described in Gen. 1:3-31), by the same word are kept in store, RESERVED UNTO FIRE” (2 Pet. 3:7), nevertheless he adds, “we look for a NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH.” 2. Pet. 3:13. These words of Peter reveal the fact that this Earth is to pass through 3 stages. First the Original Earth that “perished” by WATER. Second the Earth that is now, that is to be renovated or cleansed by FIRE. And the New Earth that is to exist forever. See the Chart “The Three Stages of the Earth.”

      Remaining details if you want to take this journey, Shmuel:

      http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/tbr/tbr094.htm

      • Shmuel
        Shmuel
        January 22, 2014, 4:17 pm

        Thanks, Walid, but if you ask me, Harper just wanted to sound bombastic.

        Not that Harper has ever heard of it, but the expression (undoubtedly taken from Psalms 66, in their case) also happens to appear in the Neturei Karta “anthem”:

        In the government of the [Zionist] heretics we do not believe,
        And their laws are to us of no account.
        We will walk in the path of the Torah through fire and water,
        And sanctify the name of Heaven.

      • Hostage
        Hostage
        January 22, 2014, 5:11 pm

        Shmuel, Christian Zionists, like Jehova’s Witnesses swear by the Book of Revelations in the New Testament where is found all the talk about the second coming, the final battle at Armageddon, Gog and Magog, the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, how the Jews will be given a last chance to repent and convert, and the rest of the great story about the afterlife

        Christian Zionists are like Planters Mixed assortments. You can’t just put’ em in the same box and claim they’re all the same kind of nuts. There are amillennial, premillennial and postmillennial interpretations of the the Book of Revelations. There are even interpretations based upon the doctrine of predestination and Romans 11 which say that God will save all of Israel and take away their sins, and that Jews can’t screw that up, no matter how badly they have behaved.

      • Walid
        Walid
        January 23, 2014, 8:30 am

        “God will save all of Israel and take away their sins, and that Jews can’t screw that up, no matter how badly they have behaved.”

        Paul was a marketing genius. He signaled the Jews of Rome that they’d always be welcome and that surely helped recruitment there. Paul also did away with circumcision and the need for pagans to first convert to Judaism before converting to Christianity. He was very accommodating to newcomers. In the case of the free pass for the Jews, he lied.

        Getting back to your bag of mixed nuts, all those different flavours of Christian Zionists still go by the Book of Revelations because it contains the road map for the second coming. Any way it’s interpreted, the end result is the same.

      • Hostage
        Hostage
        January 23, 2014, 4:02 pm

        Getting back to your bag of mixed nuts, all those different flavours of Christian Zionists still go by the Book of Revelations because it contains the road map for the second coming. Any way it’s interpreted, the end result is the same.

        There was no Jewish State in there when I read it. The Zionists have always employed someone, like Hal Lindsey, to try and write a synthesis to stitch together the admittedly vague bits and pieces of Ezekiel, Daniel, and the Book of Revelations to try to match them up with historical events.

        You could do the same thing as a mental exercise by trying to reconcile the quatrains of Nostradamus with the allegorical symbols of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. There’s no reason to suppose that the original authors held identical views or to disagree with the Preterists who suppose the original authors were writing polemical political allegories about events that had already transpired in their own day and age.

      • Walid
        Walid
        January 23, 2014, 5:32 pm

        Must have been strong plants growing on Patmos when John wrote it. Those wild visions he had were quite spooky. The 144,000 chosen to go to heaven, as one of the foundations of the JWs is taken from it as does the Catholics’ Visitation of the 7 Churches on Holy Thursday.

    • Antidote
      Antidote
      January 22, 2014, 4:15 pm

      Numbers 31:23

      Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.

      “The extremely rare individual, says Maimonides, who had God always in his thoughts, can walk unharmed through fire and water. ”

      http://louisjacobs.org/articles/view.php?id=94

  11. kalithea
    kalithea
    January 22, 2014, 3:47 pm

    Equating BDS with anti-Semitism is a devious Zionist strategy designed to derail justice for Palestinians. Harper wants nothing more than to legislate against BDS with anti-Semitism as the fraudulent excuse! This is a man intent on limiting the power of human rights activism and free speech. That’s why he defunded charitable organizations sympathetic with the plight of Palestininians like Kairos International.

    61% of Canadians voted against Harper and his party in the last election, however, splitting the vote with two liberal parties gave this idiot a 39% majority. But this man has no legitimacy with the majority of Canadians. The majority of Canadians can’t stand this scumbag. Since then, more Canadians are fed up with his policies. His chances of pulling off even a minority government next time are slim to none. Therefore he’s intent on stomping on Palestinians rights and those critical of Israel’s abuses to win the Jewish vote while he also gets his million-dollar election photo-op at the wall in Jerusalem at the Canadian taxpayers expense. His trip to Israel was nothing more than a taxpayer-paid campaign for the Jewish vote. He’ll stoop to any level to scratch another win.

  12. DICKERSON3870
    DICKERSON3870
    January 22, 2014, 3:57 pm

    RE: ‘Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you’ — Premier’s biblical promise in Jerusalem

    ALSO SEE: “Zionism is part of Canada’s political fabric”, By Yves Engler, The Electronic Intifada, 7 January 2014
    LINK – http://electronicintifada.net/content/zionism-part-canadas-political-fabric/13062

  13. lysias
    lysias
    January 23, 2014, 10:19 am

    Isn’t a speechwriter — rather than Harper himself — more likely the writer of this language?

  14. TheWatcherWatching
    TheWatcherWatching
    January 23, 2014, 1:21 pm

    How do we get ride of these zioturds in Canada, I can’t support the leftist or the neocon commies. Voting is a waste of time

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