PM Harper has changed the rules of the Israel game

Western leaders are no doubt looking to the leadership displayed by Stephen Harper and his government.

Netanyahu walks with Harper
Photo by: REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Israel is the cause of all the ills of the Middle East. Israel occupies Palestinian lands and refuses to make peace. Israel is an apartheid state that treats the indigenous population as inferior.  

We hear such accusations on an unrelenting basis. Israel is the only country in the world that since its inception has fought for recognition of its basic legitimacy as a nation-state in the international community. Sometimes it seems that the whole world is out to destroy our credibility, and ultimately, the existence of the Jewish state.

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