Stephen Harper rocks out in Israel

Andy Radia
Politics Reporter
Canada Politics

Stephen Harper, of course, is not shy about sharing his musical stylings.

He's performed at a Tory Christmas party and most recently at the Conservative Party convention in Calgary.

This, however, has to be his most prominent international gig.

On Tuesday evening, Harper took to the stage in Israel, as part of his first official visit to the Jewish state.

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Here are some YouTube videos of his performance.

The performance is getting some mixed reviews.

Here is how the Jerusalem Post described it.

"On the eve of his last full day in Israel, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper took to the stage at the state dinner at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem on Tuesday evening to show off his singing talents and his love for the Beatles.

Harper courageously performed "Hey Jude" in front of the audience, with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara gleefully sitting near the stage humming along."

This analysis, posted on YouTube by "This is Genius" — a UK based satirical YouTube channel dedicated to taking "lighter look at the world" — wasn't as kind.

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