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It may be snowing in Jerusalem but nothing can have prepared Benjamin Netanyahu for the grey bleakness of a wintry Ottawa in early March. Fortunately for him, the chill was thawed by the warm reception he received from his friend, “Stephen.”

The Israeli Prime Minister’s stop-off in Canada, en route to talks Monday with President Barack Obama, were dominated by the subject of Iran. Stephen Harper has gone to great lengths to show that Israel has no greater friend in the world than Canada – better even than the United States. He has also used some provocative rhetoric about the Iranian regime. As he said to me in an interview last month: “My deep concern about this regime is that, for the first time in history, we are facing a regime that not only wants to attain nuclear weapons but a regime that has, compared to virtually all other holders…

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