Canadian PM Harper Welcomes Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu

Here is a news release from the Prime Minister’s office:

3 May 2010
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will meet with the Right Honourable Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, during a working visit to Canada on May 31, 2010.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to Canada”, said Prime Minister Harper. “Our countries have a close and enduring friendship which we are working to further strengthen. There is tremendous respect in Canada for the courage, resilience and determination of Israel and its people.”

Prime Minister Harper spoke on the telephone with Prime Minister Netanyahu on Friday, April 30, 2010, to discuss the visit, which will include meetings with senior Canadian officials.

Canada and Israel have a strong, bilateral relationship, marked by close political, economic, social and cultural ties. Canada and Israel share 60 years of diplomatic relations. The relationship has been strengthened in recent years through increased cooperation in several areas, including public security, defence, trade and investment, and the increased frequency of ministerial visits.

 

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  • http://www.cfijerusalem.org Paul Collins

    Brilliant!! No wonder Canada is so blessed.

  • John P. Kelsall

    My wife Lottie and I are very pleased with this forthcoming meeting. We are strong supporters of Israel and we encourage Canada's ties with Israel. We worship the same God – the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.
    May Canada and Israel prosper and flourish.
    John Kelsall

  • Nahia Haddad

    I am very encouraged by our Prime Minister stand with Israel. God will indeed bless Canada just as our Prime Minister prayed when he came into Office. May the Lord bless the meeting between both leaders and bring fourth fruit of Righteousness to both Countries.
    In Christ,
    Nahia

  • Emma

    Maybe Mr. Harper going to understand the situation of this small state Israel who trying so hard to make real peace with the Muslim neighbors who wish to wipe her of the map

    The people in Gaza were Egyptians before1967 and the people of Judea and Samaria are Jordanian, and Israel wouldn’t had nothing to do with them if these countries wouldn’t start a war.

  • Beth

    This is a man who fears the Lord and has been a wonderful encouragement to all who have prayed for those in authority!!!

  • murray rubin

    I am not crazy, believe me, even after you have read this e-mail
    The leadership of Fatah and Hamas have one thing in common.They do not care for the well-being of the Palestinian people unless they can make politics out of it to their benefit What other nation has left their people in refugee camps for 62 years in terrible conditions.They are not free to work in most Arab nations.
    When the Israelis left Gaza, they left many functioning green houses that could have been used for profit for the people. They were destroyed
    Watermellons are produced in the settlements by Palestinian workers. Yes the owners were Israelis and most of the settlements are illegal but it is a job at least for the present
    Hamas and Fatah do not want a separate state because if it happens it will be a democratic Arab state, the first in the region and Fatah and Hamas would be out of a job
    Saturday I went to a Bat Mitzvah and I gave a present of an Israel bond to the girl. The money goes for infrastructure in Israel Why not raise money with Palestinian Bonds guaranteed by the Israel government for Palestinian infrastructure in the west bank. The money will come from Jews and anybody else that is so inclined
    Lets face it! The west bank Palestinians need the money as well as the Israelis. If the Palestinians are working, making a living, maybe they can be weaned away from corrupt leaders. It goes without saying that the negotiations for a separate state go on. The Israelis can make it happen in the west bank because they are still there
    I believe that the Jews want a free democratic Palestinian State. If you believe likewise what about it. Put your money where it can help. NO I AM NOT A NUT So far NOBODY thinks this is possible. Are there other nuts out there?

  • Laurette

    Thank you Prime Minister Harper for fair treatment of Israel. It takes courage these days to go against the grain of public opinion, propaganda, and world pressure.  We are blessed to have you as our Prime Minister. May God keep you and give you His wisdom in the days ahead. And I pray for the safety of P.M Benjamin Netanyahu we are also blessed to have him visit our country. Let's support him openly. He surely needs wisdom at this time as the wolves and sly foxes have surrounded him.

  • Maurice

    I admire you Mr. Harper for your courage and  wisdom expressed in your declarations and actions regarding Israel.  God will bless you!

  • Mike Peltier

    I am so glad that our Prime Minister Stephan Harper  is inclined to stand with Israel! I didn't even realize that the meeting for May 31st was going to happen until my wife heard it on the news this morning. I am a  supporter of Israel and the Jewish people personally(sons of Abraham). As the Lord God has promised in Genesis 12:3 "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." I know that Canada has been blessed by our stand with Israel. Thank you Prime Minister Stephen Harper and those other leaders in Our Government that stand with Israel. There are many in this nation that are praying for our leadership regularly, especially you Mr Harper. May you and your family be richly blessed as you continue to stand steadfast in this relationship with Israel. Praise God!!!

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