Statement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Outside Wilson House, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to Meech Lake in Gatineau Park. (GPO – Israeli Government Press Office)

Outside Wilson House, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to Meech Lake in Gatineau Park, April 1, 2019. (GPO – Israeli Government Press Office)

May 8, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day:

“Tonight at sundown, we join Israelis, Jewish communities, and others in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.

“This year is special, as we also mark 70 years of diplomatic ties between Canada and Israel. Since 1949, our two countries have been close friends, steadfast allies, and partners in many international organizations. When the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, visited Canada just a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to celebrate this important anniversary – and to make those ties even stronger. [Read more…]

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