On September 14, 2011, the following statement was established by the Canada Celebrates Israel Network–a ┬árepresentation of Christians and Jews:

“We as Christians and Jews affirm and congratulate our Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada for their principled opposition to a unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence. The Government of Canada recognizes that such a declaration undermines the achievement of a just peace accord. A true and just peace can best be moved forward through direct negotiations between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”

This statement has been endorsed by the following Canadian leaders of Christian and Jewish communities and organizations:

  • Baruch Frydman-Kohl, Sr. Rabbi
  • B’Nai Brith (Canada), Dr. Frank Dimant, Executive Vice President
  • Bridges For Peace (Canada), Eric Malloy, National Director
  • Canadian Israel Allies Caucus, Rev. Giulio Lorefice Gabeli, Liaison
  • Christians for Israel (Canada), Rev. Dr. John Tweedie, International Chairman
  • Christians United For Israel (Canada), Dr. Charles McVety, President
  • Congregation Machzikei Hadas (Ottawa), Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka
  • For Zion’s Sake, Annie Elliott, Director
  • International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (Canada), Donna Holbrook, Executive Director
  • Israel and the Jewish World, Howard Adelman, Host & Producer
  • Peace Tower Church (Ottawa), Rev. John Raymer
  • Return Ministries, Dean Bye, Executive Director
  • Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Synagogue (Montreal), Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz

If you agree with the above statement, you may show your support by adding your signature to the statement online.