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Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Israel, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Israel, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
(Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

‘Let there be more Stephen Harpers’: Warm welcome from Israeli quarters for PM

The last time a sitting Canadian prime minister set foot in the Middle East, it merited a small item on Page 2 in The Jerusalem Post. “Jean Chrétien arrived at Ben Gurion airport last night,” the report began, before briefly describing Mr. Chrétien’s planned itinerary for the 12-day trip in the spring of 2000.