Harper pledges to continue sanctions on Iran

In the first speech delivered to the Knesset by a Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper Monday declared Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state was “absolute and non-negotiable.” Harper was warmly applauded by a packed House, led by the prime minister and members of his cabinet. Canada’s support of Israel was, he said, “a moral imperative. He went on to pledge that his government would maintain sanctions against Iran until that country proves it’s no longer pursuing nuclear weapons. Israel is being targeted by a “new anti-Semitism,”” said the Canadian prime minister and went to call on the Palestinian people to “choose a viable, democratic” state that is “committed to living peacefully alongside” Israel. He was loudly heckled by Arab Israeli lawmakers, who walked out of the chamber,


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