Stephen harper

Elected Prime Minister of Canada three times between 2006 and 2015, Stephen Harper distinguished himself as a strong public voice in support of Israel as it battled Hezbollah during the Second Lebanon War and Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. Under Harper’s leadership, Canada also supported Israel at the UN, including by pulling out of the anti-semitic Durban II Conference. Harper’s support for Israel and willingness to speak frankly about the crimes of Hezbollah and Hamas may have cost Canada a seat on the UN Security Council – a price the principled Harper did not hesitate to pay. Harper has always been forthright about his evangelical Christian faith.