PM’s historic Israel trip also aimed at Conservative partisan interests in Canada, pollsters say

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unprecedented and spectacular visit to Israel with an ‘accompanying party’ dominated by nearly 200 leading members of Canadian Jewish communities and pro-Israel fundraising and lobbying groups is aimed as well at Conservative partisan interests in Canada, leading pollsters say.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen, with Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, and Sara Netanyahu, pictured on Jan. 21 touring the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial during their first official visit to Israel. Photograph courtesy of PMO photographer Jason Ransom

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 10:02 PM

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