Daniel - the personal position of PM Harper (I am a Canadian gentile), is NOT even on the same page as Official Canadian Government policy. Refer to Canada's External Affairs website for verification of the. I can't speak for Australia. The reason Harper, as an individual, says what he does is that he is an Evangelical Christian who believes that the Second Coming is conditional on the establishment of Zion, first. He doesn't love Israel for the reasons you might, and which you seem to fondly hope for.
U.S. State Dept. condemns 'vicious terrorist attack' that killed Palestinian infant (Haaretz)