My letter to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper regarding Canada’s support for Israel. I am one of many who write in and was pleasantly surprised to find a response in my Inbox this past Friday.

I wrote:

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

As a Canadian citizen living in Israel, I would like to thank and commend you for your unwavering support of Israel in a world where the spoken truth about Israel is frowned upon.

I am a born and raised Canadian citizen, a single mother raising five children of my own, Canadian born citizens, in the city of Efrat in Judea.

I know the true power of words and although I try to write about my experiences mothering alone in Israel especially during challenging times such as wartime with Gaza, I know that my words don’t have the power to reach out as powerfully as yours.

So I thank you again.

Israel does not need to victimize themselves in order for you to show your support or compassion and to merit the right to defend themselves by the standards of the Canadian government and the respectable Prime Minister’s office.

Thank you again for your voice of sanity in a world gone mad.

May God bless you.

Devora Mason

Response from the Office of the Prime Minister:

Dear Devora Mason,

On behalf of the Prime Minister, thank you for your correspondence of July 13.  We appreciated receiving your input regarding our Government’s support for the State of Israel.

Canada is unequivocally behind Israel.  We support its right to defend itself against these recent terrorist attacks.  We urge Hamas to immediately cease their indiscriminate attacks on innocent Israeli civilians.

Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions would encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions.  Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to write.

Sincerely,
Salpie Stepanian
Assistant to the Prime Minister