Canadian PM draws applause and anger at Israeli parliament


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  • Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Israel's parliament on Monday any comparison between the Jewish state and apartheid South Africa was "sickening", drawing a standing ovation - and an angry walkout by two Arab legislators.

Visiting at a time when even members of the government have raised fears of a boycott of Israeli goods if talks with Palestinians do not progress, Harper said some critics of Israel were indulging in a "new anti-Semitism".

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