Sunday, January 19, 2014 - Jerusalem

• Welcome Reception given by Mr. Mark Adler, M.P., and Colel Chabad

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - Jerusalem

• Visit to Palmachim Army Base (Program Change)
• Historic Address by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Knesset

Official Invitation (Opens in New Window)
Video of Prime Minister Harper's Historic Speech

Speech Transcript (Opens in New Window)
Prime Minister Harper's Official Photo Gallery (Opens in New Window)

 • Evening Reception given by Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Jerusalem

• Visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

Prime Minister Harper's Official Photo Gallery (Opens in New Window)

• Visit to the Kotel - the Western Wall

Rabbi Reuven Bulka on PM Harper's historic visit to the Middle East. Rabbi Bulka is a noted author, lecturer and Jewish activist. He is the rabbi of Congregation Machzikei Hadas in Ottawa, Ontario and is the co-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Rabbi Matusof can be seen in the background. Link

Prime Minister Harper's Official Photo Gallery (Opens in New Window)

• Special visit with both Prime Minster Stephen Harper and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

On Tuesday afternoon, Chabad Lubavitch delegates were invited for a brief visit with both Prime Ministers. Netanyahu fondly recalled the wisdom and holiness that he encountered in his interactions with the Lubavitcher Rebbe throughout the years.

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• Dinner Reception given by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael/Jewish National Fund

This dinner was attended by both Prime Ministers and their spouses. A total of 400 people were in attendance and the evening included entertainment from Prime Minister Harper.

PM Netanyahu started his speech with a homorous comparison of Israel and Canada.  Netanyahu said that by the time it takes to drive from one end of Bathurst Street in Toronto to the other, one can drive the entire length of Israel!  Also, both Israel and Canada have oceans/seas on two sides of them and the United States on another - no wonder they feel protected!

As they are so much alike, Netanyahu stated that it is no wonder that Israel and Canada are so close friends.

Netanyahu then went on to say that in his official ministorial meeting with PM Harper that morning, Netanyahu started the meeting with what the Lubavitcher Rebbe told him when Netanyahu went to speak at the United Nations.  The Rebbe told Netanyahu that he will "be serving in a house of many lies [and to] remember that even in the darkest place, the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide." 

With his historic speech on Monday night, Netanyahu said to Harper, "you lit a candle of truth in the Knesset." 

PM Netanyahu's remarks at the JNF Dinner in Jerusalem  

Video of Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech at the United Nations


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - Jerusalem/Hula Valley/Tel Aviv

• Visit to the future site of the Stephen J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary Visitor and Education Centre located at the Hula Bird Sanctuary

KKL/JNF Advertisement Welcoming PM Harper (Opens in New Window)
Souvenir Leaflet (Opens in New Window)
PM Harper's Remarks (Opens in New Window)
Prime Minster Harpers' Official Photo Gallery
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• Visit to Tel Aviv University where Prime Minister Harper received an Honorary Doctorate

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