Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the formation of the Israeli governing coalition

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the formation of the Israeli governing coalition:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the formation of a new governing coalition.

“Canada values its long-standing relationship with Israel – based on shared values, common interests and strong political, economic, cultural and social ties – and will continue to support Israel and its right to live in peace and security with its neighbours.

“I look forward to working with the new government to continue to deepen the friendship between our two countries and enhance our bilateral cooperation, including on pressing global and regional security challenges.

“I wish the Prime Minister and his cabinet success in their roles, and convey our best wishes to the people of Israel.”