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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.

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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