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Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes a moment as he visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. While in the Middle East Harper is visiting Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes a moment as he visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. While in the Middle East Harper is visiting Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

How Conservatives have made a play for Jewish voters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall this week was a significant and symbolic moment.

But even the holy environs couldn’t prevent the earthly calculations of politics from stealing the spotlight.

York Centre MP Mark Adler was recorded trying desperately to inveigle a photo op for himself with the Prime Minister, until being given a firm ‘No’ by one of the PM’s staff.