Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Israel

Mr. Speaker, I will begin by quoting the former ambassador of Israel to Canada, Alan Baker: “We’re seeing the leaders of opposition parties marching in Montreal under Hezbollah flags—Hezbollah, which is an organization, a terrorist organization, that’s been outlawed by Canadian law”. Baker was referring, of course, to the Liberal member for Bourassa.

 

    The Conservative record, by contrast, is one of consistent support for Israel in her fight against her enemies and, therefore, ours. We cut off funding for the anti-Semitic Canadian Arab Federation, even though the Liberals criticized us. We also led the world in boycotting the Durban II conference. Our government stands alone in voting no on the UN Human Rights Council motion singling out Israel for special criticism.

 

    Only the Conservative Party can be counted on to stand up consistently, without hesitation or reservation, for Israel in its fight against the forces of terror and nihilism.