April 28, 2020


OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues statement on Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day):

“Today, the Jewish community in Canada and around the world celebrates Yom Ha’Azmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.

“As Canadians, we are proud to have been one of the first countries to recognize the state of Israel. And as Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, I announced that a Conservative government would move the Canadian embassy to Jerusalem, and recognize the city as Israel’s rightful capital.

“In both good times and challenging times, we are proud to be strong allies and friends of the Jewish state of Israel.

“Since its modern rebirth, Israel has achieved incredible things and has become not just a model democracy but a free and pluralistic society.

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I would like to wish our Israeli friends, and all members of the Jewish community both in Canada and around the world, a Happy 72nd Anniversary of Israeli independence.

“May Israel be blessed with peace, health and prosperity. Yom Ha’Atzmaut Sameach!”


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