January 21, 2014, Toronto — Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Kotel (Western Wall), Judaism’s holiest site, earlier today. Mr. Harper received a hero’s welcome as he visited the Kotel Plaza and stopped to place a note in the wall as he took a moment of silent introspection. The Prime Minister had also planned to visit the Dome of the Rock located on the Temple Mount, a site holy to both Muslims and Jews. That part of the tour was called off after Mr. Harper was told that his Jewish guards would not be allowed to enter the area.
...“It is a shame that the Prime Minister’s visit to the Kotel was marred after he learned that his security detail would not be allowed in to the Dome of the Rock because they are Jewish,” said Frank Dimant, CEO, B’nai Brith Canada. “B’nai Brith delegations have also faced moments of discrimination and harassment on previous missions. We have raised this issue with Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom. Equal access must be given to Jewish worshipers wishing to ascend the Temple Mount. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the religious discrimination going on at the hands of the Islamic Waqf responsible for administering the site."
But at least Harper finally found apartheid in Israel.