Can we trade Obama for Harper, eh?
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a wonderful speech to the Knesset in Israel.
As once Jewish businesses were boycotted some civil society leaders today call for a boycott of Israel. On some campuses, intellectualized arguments against Israeli policies thinly mask underlying realities such as the shunning of Israeli academics and the harassment of Jewish citizens. Most disgracefully of all, some actually call Israel an apartheid state.
During his pro-Israel speech Harper was heckled by Arab politicians—who can always be counted on to keep it classy—when he insisted Israel was not an apartheid state.
This is known as cognitive dissonance. These Arabs live in the only Democratic state in the middle east—a Jewish State, naturally—where they serve in the Knesset, and yet somehow Israel is an apartheid state.
Hey, I have a fab-u-lous idea. The Arabs who heckled Harper should move to the non-apartheid state of Syria, and enjoy all the benefits of fabled Arab hospitality.