It was great to go to the United Israel Appeal tonight and hear from former Canadian Prime Minister (from 2006 to 2015) Stephen Harper who was one of the great leaders of this century with his principled stand on issues of importance from moral and ethical issues, economic issues, to standing up for Canada, Israel and the Western way of life.

Stephen Harper spoke on the fight against modern expressions of anti Semitism. Also, the importance of defending Israel as the only democracy and bastion of freedom, the rule of law and freedom of worship in the Middle East.

It is really important that no matter what country we are in or that we are from, that we all work towards building a community of peace and respect. It was a real privilege to meet him and I have a great respect for what he achieved as Prime Minister!