The bad news is that with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen
Harper’s predicted defeat Monday in the national elections, Israel is about to lose one of its best friends on the international stage.
The good news is Ottawa will continue to be staunchly
supportive of the Jewish state, remaining one of the only countries in the world — with Australia perhaps the other one — that will steadfastly stand with Jerusalem come what may, warts and
settlements and all.
As Canada heads to the polls, the race for the premiership
is too close to call. But according
to the latest polls, the Liberal Party has a slight edge
over Harper’s Conservatives, likely spelling the end of his nine-year rule
Harper is undoubtedly the world leader most supportive of
Israel and the policies of various Netanyahu governments. During a press
conference last year in Jerusalem, Harper
resolutely refused to say as much as one bad word about Israel’s settlement enterprise.