B’nai Brith CEO to Nominate Canadian PM Harper for Nobel Peace Prize


canadian-prime-minister-stephen-harperThe head of a prominent Canadian Jewish organization says he plans to nominate Stephen Harper for a Nobel Peace Prize Mr. Harper is a staunch supporter of Israel whose comments on the Middle East have at times put him at odds with other Western leaders.

In a news release issued by B’nai Brith Canada, Mr. Dimant praised the Prime Minister’s approach in dealing with major international conflicts.

The international development minister says aid packages, including tents and hygiene kits, are being sent to Iraq to help religious minorities. Christian Paradis says the supplies are meant to “address basic needs.”

He said Mr. Harper has demonstrated international leadership and a clear understanding of the differences between those who “seek to do evil” and their victims.

“More than any other individual, he has consistently spoken out with resolve regarding the safety of people under threat – such as opposing Russian aggression and annexation of Ukrainian territory – and has worked to ensure that other world leaders truly understand [the] threat of Islamic terrorism facing us today,” Mr. Dimant said.

The Conservative government has said that its outspoken approach is part of a “principled” foreign policy that means it is unafraid to choose sides in conflicts.

Critics, including some former Canadian diplomats, have countered that the Conservative government’s outspoken approach often involves more rhetoric than action and have said that it could limit Canada’s ability to play a constructive role in resolving global conflicts.

This summer, when the United States and others criticized Israel’s shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza, the federal government continued to blame Hamas alone, saying the militant organization was solely responsible for the continuing violence in the region.

University professors are on the list of individuals permitted to submit nominations to the Nobel Foundation.


{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. It’s a shame that we can’t vote! With our vote he’s a shew-in! Problem is that the world’s most haters of Jews are the ones who vote!
    Perhaps Jewish Organizations ought to join together and present him with such an award! He’s in the league of Raul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler. He’s an amazing person!

  2. Scouts honor. How Obama got his Nobel Prize was like thinking that the cat wins again for dragging in another bird. This might definitely be a prize to award to Mr. Harper. Including the fact that he stood resolute and firm with Israel.

    But excluding the reasoning of the antisemitic organizations that promoted anti-Israel Obama to Nobel Peace Prize before he even said “Shalom” to the future, this is just another day before the sun stops setting on the enlightened.

    Obama for a peace prize and then mired in his own inadequacies. Someone somewhere has a very big sense of humor.

  3. “In the recent UN condemnation of Israel
    Canada, for all it’s talk,abstained.
    Only the US voted against.”

    Partially true. The US was indeed the only member of the UN “Human Rights” Council to vote against the biased investigation of Israel. But Canada is not a member so it could not vote.