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ADL Praises Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Setting a “Standard of Moral Leadership”

New York, NY, July 15, 2014 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today praised Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for expressing his strong support for the State of Israel during the current conflict with the Gaza based terror group Hamas.

“Your statement in which you condemn Hamas’ indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israeli civilians and make clear that ‘Canada is unequivocally behind Israel,’ once again sets a standard of moral leadership for the international community,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, in a letter to Prime Minister Harper.  “At this time of crisis, Israel and its supporters are fortunate to have you by their side.”

ADL also commended Prime Minster Harper for his call to Israel’s allies and partners “to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable.”

“Israel is under attack by a ruthless violent and vehemently anti-Semitic terrorist organization, and when we hear strong words of support – like those from Prime Minster Harper – calling on the international community to stand in solidarity with Israel, we know that Canada is a true friend,” Mr. Foxman said.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

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