Thursday, December 25, 2014

Canada embraces Israel

Israel's greatest friend is not the United States, any more.

Canada embraces Israel


Speaking to the Israeli Knesset on what is Martin Luther King Jr. day in the States (Rev. King was a Zionist, which means those who believe the Jewish people are entitled to a homeland) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper laid down a gripping declaration of why Canada does, and the West should, embrace the Jewish state.

Mostly, it was a shared belief in justice, freedom and democracy, something absent in the rest of the Middle East (and much of the world).

Importantly, he connected actual anti-Semitism to those who deride Israel (and Israel alone) for its short-comings, a tactic used by the Boycott, Disinvest and Sanction crowd.

Fair criticism of Israeli policy is one thing -- criticism of policy even comes from within Israel. But segregating Israel for special censure while ignoring far worse violators is something else, and it has a name: anti-Semitism.

This is an uncompromising statement much stronger than anything the American president has said.


Stu Bykofsky Daily News Columnist
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