Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

Ottawa, Ontario
9 July 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.  

Prime Minister Netanyahu provided Prime Minister Harper with an update on the situation in Israel, including the steps Israel has taken to defend itself against the continued attacks by Hamas.

Prime Minister Harper reiterated Canada's steadfast support for Israel and its right to defend itself against these terror attacks. Both agreed that Hamas must end its targeted attacks on Israeli citizens.

The leaders also exchanged views on other developments in the region, including the situation in Iraq.  They agreed to stay in touch on these issues.