Our fading collective memory forgets Israel was founded as a Jewish state in the wake of the Holocaust. And that it has survived several wars in one of the world's most dangerous neighbourhoods.
It is admittedly not easy defending Israel these days. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in office since 2009 and is an unlikely role model for a modern democracy, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—Does Israel have the right to exist? It is a serious question, and if answered in the affirmative, raises many more.
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