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 was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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