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Videos of The Rebbe on Israel

14:11
A short documentary (May 28, 1967)
A brief history of the Six-Day War and the Rebbe’s call for all Jewish men, particularly soldiers in the IDF, to don tefillin as a special merit for added security.
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2:07
22 Kislev, 5751 • December 9, 1990
All of Israel belongs to the Jews. No one can give away the property of the entire Jewish people. Our enemies wish to do us harm, regardless of how Israel tries to appease them. Giving them land will not help the situation.
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4:38
14 Cheshvan, 5750 • November 12, 1989
The only approach which has succeeded so far is when Israel makes clear to the United States through its actions, that it will not compromise on security issues, and that the US needs a strong partner in the Middle East.
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7:13
19 Kislev, 5743 • December 5, 1982
The Israeli government must set its priorities in Operation “Peace for Galilee.” From the outset, the military experts made it clear that casualties could be minimized on both sides of the conflict by a swift operation, which could be over in days. Even the President of the US did not pressure Israel to do otherwise. But some politicians became afraid of their own inner insecurities.
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8:46
A passionate talk by the Rebbe several days before the outbreak of the Six-Day War (May 28, 1967).
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8:46
An address at the 1967 Lag BaOmer Parade, less than a week before the Six-Day War. G-d is protecting your brothers and sisters in the Holy Land, but you have the unique privilege to help them . . .
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2 Nissan, 5751-1991
Happy Pesach to all of Israel, and a message to Mr. Arik Sharon to remain strong in his beliefs, and not to be swayed.
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3:45
1968
Former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon describes part of his first Yechidus with the Rebbe shortly after the Six Day War.
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6:07
The Torah Solution to Achieving True Peace in Israel.
Throughout Jewish history, through times serene and turbulent, the People of Israel looked to the Torah for guidance and stability. Only through steadfast adherence to Torah principles, - the Rebbe insisted - can Israel achieve true peace.
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7:15
19 Tishrei, 5741 • September 29, 1980
“The Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps” – at all times Jews are protected by G-d. But we are commanded to also take part in our own security.
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1:36
24 Menachem Av, 5751 • August 4, 1991
Israel is one of the surest places on the globe. To invest money in Israel, that is the surest bank that exists in our time.
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4:19
1972
Yitzchak Rabin was Prime Minister of Israel, and served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States in the early 1970s. In 1972, he was sent to convey Israel’s blessings to the Rebbe in honor of his 70th birthday.
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3:17
1947
Rabbi Yehudah Leib Posner and his brother were students in 770 during the 1940s. One week, their father came in from Pittsburgh and spent Shabbos with them. Friday night after the prayers, their father asked the Rebbe how he should respond to the controversial topic of the day – the creation of a Jewish State.
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28 Tishrei, 5752 · October 6, 1991
Israel’s welfare is in the best interest of the United States, because Israel is the front line against the Arabs. The Arabs are against the United States no less than they are against Israel — and perhaps even more so! And it is imperative that there be a strong Israel in order to inhibit the influence of Syria, Iran, and the other hostile countries in the Middle East.
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2 Iyar, 5748 · April 19, 1988
Newly elected Knesset Member Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Rebbe: I had much satisfaction from your first speech in the Knesset. Continue along this approach, for it is the best path to avoid war. You will have to struggle with 119 others in the Knesset, but surely you won’t be intimidated, because G-d is on this side.
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2:13
14 Cheshvan, 5750 · November 12, 1989
One thing that still must be done for the sake of Israel’s security, is to teach the citizens of Israel to be the “People of the Land of Israel” – not just to dwell in the Land physically, but also spiritually.
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Early 1950s
In the early 1950s, Mr. Sheldon Rudoff brought a group of teenagers from the Young Israel of Crown Heights for a private audience with the Rebbe.
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“The Baal Shem Tov teaches: ‘Wherever a person’s thoughts are, that’s where he is present.’ In the Laws of Eruv Techumin, the Techum is established based upon where you have in mind, not necessarily where you physically stand. Although you are here in America, your thoughts are, no doubt, in the Land of Israel. Draw Israel’s holiness upon the people here in the Diaspora.”
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“The Land of Israel is ‘The Land which G-d’s eyes are upon from the beginning of the year until the end.’ I tell everyone that it is safe to travel there. Someone who is already there is forbidden by Jewish law from leaving. And those who planned to travel there, but cancel their plans, will be perceived by others as having violated Jewish Law.”
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2:43
“There are Jews who are frightened about going to Israel, and they are frightening others as well. Publicize that you’re going and that there is nothing to fear. It is actually the safest place because it is the location of the Holy Temple.”
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1:49
The Rebbe discusses with Knesset Member Avraham Werdiger the need for a single united religious front in Israel.
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7:30
Quality versus Quantity
Recent generations have witnessed a paradigm shift in the art of warfare. Whereas it used to be the quantity of one’s soldiers and weaponry that deterred war or proved victory in the battlefield, today it is the quality of one’s arsenal that matters most. One technologically advanced weapon outweighs vast quantities of enemy manpower.
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4:00
Mr. Yisroel Katzover is senior military correspondent who covered the IDF for numerous Israeli newspapers and media channels. (year 1970)
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6:15
Rashi comments on the very first verse in the Torah: “It could happen that gentiles will claim that the Jews stole the Land of Israel from them. Therefore, G-d related His mighty works in the Book of Genesis to show that it was He Who created the Land of Israel and it was he who gave it to the Jewish People.”
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5:25
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)
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8:05
The Israeli government must set its priorities in Operation “Peace for Galilee.” From the outset, the military experts made it clear that casualties could be minimized on both sides of the conflict by a swift operation, which could be over in days. Even the President of the US did not pressure Israel to do otherwise. But some politicians became afraid of their own inner insecurities.
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4:43
The only approach which has succeeded so far is when Israel makes clear to the United States through its actions that it will not compromise on security issues, and that the US needs a strong partner in the Middle East.
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7:00
Yitzchak Rabin was prime minister of Israel, and served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States in the early 1970s. In 1972 he was sent to convey Israel’s blessings to the Rebbe in honor of his 70th birthday, and left with a challenging message. (1972)
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7:58
Addressing members of Israel’s Defense Mission in the audience, the Rebbe explains the importance of Israel maintaining a large defense arsenal.
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1:35
As a member of Likud, you are probably aware that I have always favored a narrow, strong government.
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7:39
Torah is replete with references about the special connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel. Yet Rashi, the foremost commentator of Torah, sees it in the very first words of the book of Genesis: “In the beginning G-d created the heavens and the Earth.”
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7:54
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.
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5:59
The open miracles that G-d has shown the Jewish people in the Holy Land in our own times are a powerful reminder of its importance and centrality to the entire nation.
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1:35
Establish it this year, before the new year begins.
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2:45
There are crucial decisions to be made in the Land of Israel, associated with the “Integrity of the Land,” the “Integrity of the Jewish People,” and the “Integrity of the Torah.” Don’t be concerned if you need miracles; even miracles will occur.
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5:10
Gedalya Schreiber has served as director-general of Israel’s Religious Affairs Ministry and as director-general of its Chief Rabbinate. In 1980, he joined the entourage of the Sadigura Rebbe for an audience with the Rebbe.
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10:29
The Lubavitcher Rebbe and Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir
A series of clips highlight the relationship between the Rebbe and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.
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23:59
Farbreng, Episode 7
Why the Rebbe didn’t go to the holy land of Israel even for just a visit. (From “Messages”—Season 2, Episode 7)
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23:58
Farbreng, Episode 26
The Torah provides guidance on how to increase security in Israel. (From “Messages”—Season 2, Episode 26)
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12:22
Defense and Intelligence
The inside story of the Rebbe’s involvement in Israel’s security, as told by its defense and government leaders.
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8:45
G‑d’s Roadmap
Code of Jewish Law, Laws of Shabbos, Chapter 329: If non-Jews besiege a Jewish border town—whether in the Holy Land or in the Diaspora—stating that they come only to pilfer straw, Jews are obligated to arm themselves for war, even on Shabbos, because such an intrusion opens up the entire Jewish land to attack.
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8:59
Talk Like a Jew
The nations of the world are watching and waiting: “When will Jews begin to say what they’re really thinking about the Land of Israel?” When a Jew starts talking diplomatic jargon, begging the nations to take more and more land, thinking that in this way he’ll find favor in their eyes – the non-Jew doesn’t believe him, because he’s not talking like a Jew.
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