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Harper’s support for Israel worthy of praise, not selective opprobrium

By Noah Lewis      

Make no mistake, Israel is here to stay and Stephen Harper's support for Israel is worthy of praise.

Then-prime minister Stephen Harper, pictured in the 2015 election campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

In May, former prime minister Stephen Harper teamed up with the American non-profit organization, PragerU, to lay out several fundamental truths about America’s most critical ally and the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel. While Harper’s video was well received and went viral, Stuart Chambers, a political science teacher at the University of Ottawa, chose to selectively criticize Harper for his unapologetically pro-Israel stance, “Stephen Harper’s truthy Middle East narrative,” (The Hill Times, June 17).

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