Musings —11.16.2012 09:00 AM—
I strongly support Israel, and Israelis. I always have. I don’t support the current leadership of CIJA, who have effectively become a communications/lobby arm of the Conservative Party of Canada – and who have thereby diminished the voice of Jewish community when (not if) there is a change in government.
I met Shimon Peres when I was in Israel, years ago. What a great man! What a legend! I can tell you he is also far more moderate, and far more strategic, than the erstwhile “leaders” found in organizations like CIJA. I have faith in him, and the difficult decisions he and others must make in the coming days.
Our aim is not to start a war and we are all hopeful that the operation doesn’t last a moment longer than necessary. #israelunderfire
— PresidentPeres (@PresidentPeres) November 16, 2012