Israeli Political and Military Leaders Visit 770

Photos: Dovber Hechtman, Shalom Ross, Avreimke Eisenstein

While in New York with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu for the UN General Assembly, Israeli Economy Minister Nir Barkat paid a visit to 770. Prominent Israeli General Yoel Strick paid his own visit. 

By reporter

770 was bustling with even-more-than-regular action on Tuesday with the visit of two prominent leaders in the Israeli political and military sectors.

The first visit was by General Yoel Strick, who served at some of the highest levels in the IDF, including commander of the Ground Forces Command, commander of the Northern Command, commander of the Home Front Command, head of the Operations Division in the IDF, commander of the Galilee Division, commander of the Adom Division, and commander of the Givati Brigade.

The general was greeted by bochurim who recognized him and gave him a tour around 770.

Later in the day, another high-profile visitor also made his appearance. Nir Barkat, current Israeli Minister of Economy, former Mayor of Yerushalayim and influential member of the Likud party stopped in while visiting New York for the UN General Assembly.

Barkat was accompanied by Rabbi Chanina Sperlin, Rabbi Yosef Carlebach and Rabbi Mendy Carlebach, and received a tour of the Rebbe’s room, where he donned tefillin, the WLCC room, the small zal, and the Rebbe’s library.

He then went down to the large zal to be shown around. Being one of the most influential individuals in Israeli politics today, he was instantly recognized by many visiting Israelis, who snapped selfies with him and greeted him.

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