Israel and Canada have long stood side-by-side as partners on the world stage. Economic, cultural, political, and security ties reflect our mutual interests in peace and prosperity. Our friendship is rooted in the shared values of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. As our bilateral relations expand to new areas including science and innovation, what remains constant are the close people-to-people ties that exist on all levels and in all sectors.
In a historic trip to Israel in January, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered remarks to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in which he pledged Canada's unwaivering support for the State of Israel.
May 11, 2009 marked 60 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Israel. To celebrate this milestone, both countries issued a commemorative stamp. The stamp was designed to depict and honour six decades of strong political, economic, cultural and social ties.