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Ottawa, Ontario - Shimon Peres Thanks Canada For Staunch Support

Published on: May 7, 2012 09:46 PM
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Israeli President Shimon Peres (front) signs a guest book as Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks on during a welcoming ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 7, 2012. Peres is on an official state visit to Canada from May 6 to 10.   REUTERS/Blair GableIsraeli President Shimon Peres (front) signs a guest book as Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks on during a welcoming ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 7, 2012. Peres is on an official state visit to Canada from May 6 to 10.  REUTERS/Blair Gable

Ottawa, Ontario - Israeli President Shimon Peres is thanking Canada for its staunch support on his five-day trip to the country.

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Peres said Monday recent remarks by government officials in support of Israel have not gone unnoticed. Peres arrived in Canada just days after Canadian foreign minister John Baird told a Jewish audience that “Israel has no greater friend in the world today than Canada.”

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has drawn criticism for dropping Canada’s traditional, self-styled “honest broker” role that supported both Palestinian and Israeli ambitions in the region.

Peres is the second high-profile politician to visit Canada in recent weeks, following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brief stop in Ottawa in March.

His visit includes a state dinner. He will also visit Toronto and Montreal.


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 May 08, 2012 at 10:00 AM onlysimcha Says:

Canada and their prime minister are real jew lovers.
thanks much.

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