If you missed this incredible speech by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Israeli Knesset last week you can watch his speech here or read the text.

It was a momentous occasion to be sure and the most powerful connection delivered between Canada and Israel in memory. I felt great pride in my Prime  Minister and my country for taking a principled and unequivocal position.

At the same time, Canada supports Israel’s yearning for peace with its neighbours and recognition of its Jewish character. This is the ultimate goal: to live in peace and security without fear of terror and war. Let’s hope that this moment arrives soon.

Meanwhile, this is my opportunity to express great appreciation to PM Harper. Thank you for your conviction, your courage and your clarity.