Stephen Harper, the former Canadian prime minister, asks why supporting Israel is so controversial.

Israel is one of the most free and prosperous countries in the world.

Not only is Israel a booming economy and a wellspring of innovation, it is the only democracy in the Middle East.

So why is it so controversial to support the Jewish state?

Stephen Harper, the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, lays out several fundamental truths about America’s most critical ally.