Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week:
As you know, our government is not always of one mind with the Government of Israel on the issues of the Middle East. But friends, I am very troubled by the degree to which opposition to the Government of Israel has become, in some circles, an intellectually respectable cover for anti-Semitic discourse. It is all too common nowadays for politicians to claim to support Israel and the Jewish people in forums such as these. Yet, when Israel is attacked, for the umpteenth time, because its enemies refuse to accept the right of the Jewish state to exist, these same politicians are quick to condemn Israel, accuse it of war crimes, and demand that it unilaterally suspend its right to self-defence. You will not hear that kind of double-speak from our Government, ever.
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