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Immediately after mounting a spirited defense of Israel in New York, Benjamin Netanyahu said that he was inspired by the Rebbe, who urged him in 1984 to “light a candle of truth” at the United Nations.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shares the enduring message which he received in his first meeting with the Rebbe during his tenure as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations. (1984)
When things begin to "make sense"
In 1990, when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait to solve Iraq's financial problems, the world was outraged. That kind of move was not considered cool anymore. Something had changed in our moral perceptions.
What inspires one man to stand up and say the truth to a room full of uncaring politicians? Politicians who voted for a resolution so one-sided that even Judge Goldstone condemned it!
Excerpt: Prime Minister Netanyahu at the General Assembly, Sept 23, 2011
"Today I hope that the light of truth will shine -- if only for a few minutes -- in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country."
At the time of the disarmament talks in the U.N. (January 1992): On the wall outside the United Nations building, the nations of the world have inscribed their goal, the words of the Prophet Isaiah, “They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and thei...
The Talmud teaches, “If someone rises to kill you, rise up to kill him first.” The Rebbe explains that this dictum of our sages is the only way for Israel to deal with its enemies who seek its destruction.
The Rebbe and Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu recalls sitting in his office when there was a knock on the door. "There is this gentleman who wants to see you. He says he knows you." In comes this strapping chassid, with a beard and peyot. "Do I know you?" Netanyahu said...
Carrying the Rebbe’s message in the halls of power
Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Chabad emissary in Washington, D.C., and rabbi to ambassadors, presidents and potentates, shares firsthand accounts of how the Rebbe’s teachings have influenced the world’s most powerful men and women. (Recorded on the occasion of the ...
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