David Kilgour’s speech to the Knesset of Israel

Screen-Shot-2014-02-20-at-2.24.32-pm-676x41217 February, 2014

Honourable members of the Knesset,

Permit me to thank you for the welcome given to the recent delegation from Canada.  The visit and our prime minister’s address to the Knesset were widely reported across our country.

Permit me to repeat four excerpts from the speech:

“Canada supports Israel fundamentally because it is right to do so … The special friendship between Canada and Israel is rooted in shared values … Israel is the only country in the Middle East which has long anchored itself in the ideals of freedom, democracy and the rule of law … when (universal values) are threatened anywhere, they are threatened everywhere.”

When human dignity is denied in a major way in China, it can threaten us all, so I hope the legislators and peoples in both our countries will do what is correct without misplaced fear.

All of us in the international coalition to end organ pillaging/trafficking in China can be pleased that you’re holding this important hearing.

Time is urgent; I am certain that men and women convicted of nothing are currently being killed in China so that their vital organs can be sold.