The US capital in Washington D.C. can’t say the same during the Obama administration.
Singling out Israel for condemnation to the exception of real violators of human rights abuses etc., has always been an act of anti-Semitism. Turning reality one its ear, calling light ‘dark’ and vice versa, in order to demonize the Jewish state for whatever political reasons, has long been the key component in the strategy of the enemies of Israel and the United States. Kudos to the Canadians for having a government that takes a stand for truth and justice.
Israel has no greater friend in the world than Canada, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said during a warm address at the opening of the 12th-annual Herzliya Conference on Monday night.
Ottawa stood with Israel because it was a Canadian tradition “to stand for what is principled and just, regardless of whether it is popular, convenient or expedient,” Baird said.
The Canadian government supported Israel so strongly, he said, because it embodied the values Canada held dear and respects, and because it was “a beacon of light in a region that craves freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”
Slamming the “constant barrage of rhetorical demonization, double standards and delegitimization” of Israel, Baird characterized this as the new anti-Semitism.
“Harnessing disparate anti- Semitic, anti-American and anti-Western ideologies, it targets the Jewish people by targeting the Jewish homeland, Israel, as the source of injustice and conflict in the world, and uses, perversely, the language of human rights to do so,” he said. “We must be relentless in exposing this new anti-Semitism for what it is.”