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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on January 27th, 2014
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

We saw first on Sunday January 26th the clip on Fareed Zakaria’s show from Davos that included a Rocking Canadian PM – Stephen Harper performing at a Gala in Jerusalem. Power to this Canadian Conservative who is capable to show that politics and real life to mix sometimes. Our curiosity sent us to the internet.
Harper is clearly a one of a kind in a world of gloom. His foray into Israel and Jordan is noted by us as a real breath of fresh air to a quite stale Middle East reality – power to him.

 

 

Arond the Web:

Stephen Harper breaks into song after Israel trip announcement … Harper breaks into song after announcing first official trip to Israel …

Canadian Prime Minister plays Hey Jude to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu

Stephen Harper rocks out in Israel with Beatles tunes

Stephen Harper says backing Israel a ‘moral imperative’ | Toronto Star

Stephen Harper goes over the top in Israel: Mallick | Toronto Star

PM Stephen Harper cheered at Western Wall

 

harper sings hey jude

It’s fair to say Stephen Harper has received a “rock star” welcome on his first official visit to Israel. (CP)

And on Tuesday, he rocked out.

The prime minister took the stage at a state dinner in Jerusalem to perform some Beatles tunes on the keyboard, including “Hey Jude,” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking on.

And judging by the videos posted online, it seems Harper’s musical stylings were warmly received by Netanyahu and his wife, Sara.

The Jerusalem Post described Harper’s performance as courageous.

Netanyahu posted a brief clip to his YouTube account.

Harper also dusted off an old classic, “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

Harper famously sang that tune in a surprise performance at the National Arts Centre Gala in 2009, back when few Canadians knew the PM loved to rock.

 

Harper Sings ‘Hey Jude’ At State Dinner In Jerusalem (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada  |  Posted:   |  Updated: 01/25/2014 4:01 pm EST

It’s fair to say Stephen Harper has received a “rock star” welcome on his first official visit to Israel.

And on Tuesday, he rocked out.

The prime minister took the stage at a state dinner in Jerusalem to perform some Beatles tunes on the keyboard, including “Hey Jude,” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking on.

And judging by the videos posted online, it seems Harper’s musical stylings were warmly received by Netanyahu and his wife, Sara.

The Jerusalem Post described Harper’s performance as courageous.

Netanyahu posted a brief clip to his YouTube account.

Harper also dusted off an old classic, “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

Harper famously sang that tune in a surprise performance at the National Arts Centre Gala in 2009, back when few Canadians knew the PM loved to rock.

But the prime minister’s performances have become pretty common since that first standing ovation a few years ago.

In the 2011 federal election, he sang “Imagine” with YouTube star Maria Aragon, but seemed to struggle with some high notes.

In November, after his big speech to delegates at the Tory convention, Harper sang some Johnny Cash and BTO at Calgary nightclub.

And, at the Jewish National Fund’s Negev dinner in December — where he announced his Israel trip — Harper rocked out with other classic rock tunes, including The Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

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