Israel’s US Ambassador Hints at IDF Operation While Addressing Chabad Supporters

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Michael Herzog, visited the Chabad house in Anchorage, Alaska. In his remarks, the ambassador hinted at the large-scale military operation launched by the IDF hours later.

By reporter

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Michael Herzog, visited the Chabad house in Anchorage, Alaska and was greeted by noted Shluchim Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Greenberg and Rabbi Levi Glitzenstein.

The pair presented him with the well-known book “The Rebbe’s Army” covering the work of the Rebbe’s Shluchim in the world and has a special chapter on the work of the Shluchim in Alaska.

Mr. Herzog also visited the Jewish Museum operated by Chabad and was delighted to see the picture of Mr. Peri Green, one of the founders of the community, during his visit to the Rebbe at the Yud Aleph Nisan farbrengen in 1980. The ambassador recounted longingly the visit of his father and his brother, President Yitzchak Herzog, at Simchas Torah dancing with the Rebbe in 1956.

Rabbi Greenberg mentioned the special relationship that the Herzog family had for generations with the Rabbeim, and especially the special relationship that his father, President Chaim Herzog, and his grandfather, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Halevi Herzog had with the Rebbe and Frierdiker Rebbe, as well as the relationship that Rebbe Rashab had with his great grandfather, the gaon Reb Yoel Herzog.

In his remarks, Amb. Herzog praised the enormous work done by the Rebbe’s Shluchim in the world and in Alaska for the preservation of the heritage of the Jewish people.

He then spoke about the tense security situation in Israel and especially in the city of Jenin, which has become a hotbed of terrorist activities. He declared that Israel and the IDF will have to take broad action against the terrorist.

Hours later Israel began the largest operation against terrorists in Jenin since the Second Intifada with a series of more than ten airstrikes and moving brigade-level forces into the city.

As of Monday afternoon, at least 10 suspected Palestinian terrorists are dead and dozens wounded, according to IDF sources. The real number is expected to be much higher and to expand in the coming days.

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