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Saturday, February 05, 2011

PM Begin's Visit to the Lubavitcher Rebbe 1977

This video was shown at the Bar Mitzvah of Yochanan Boruch Gutnick. An excerpt from the upcoming film:, "Faithful and Fortified, Volume III: Prime Ministers." On July 17, 1977, Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin went to seek the Lubavitcher Rebbe's blessings before going to meet with President Carter.

During a walk at the Presidential retreat in Camp David during September of 1978, P.M. Begin told the then National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski "my right eye will fall out, my right arm will fall off, before i ever sign a single scrap of paper permitting the dismanelting of a single jewish settlement." As President Carter himself relates in an interview "Begin had taken a solemn oath that he would not dismantle a single settlement in the Sinai". In March of 1979, Menachem Begin the P.M. of Israel and Anwar El Sadat President of Egypt signed a peace treaty in which Israel agreed to transfer all control over Sinai to Egypt, despite the fact that large oil reserves had recently been found in the region.

I have not confirmed this but i heard that one time when the Lubavitcher Rebbe was asked why he is against giving land for peace in Egypt he said something like: who knows what will happen next year or in 30 years from now! The "next year" was when Egypt's President Sadat was assassinated (1981), and the "30 years from now" is 2011.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The line the rebbe said aabout "30 years from now" is printed in the Kfar chabad this week. without the "one year from now"...

Y N Vogel said...

On Chai Elul 5741 (about 3 weeks before Sadat was assasinated) the Rebbe explained why we cannot trust this treaty, saying: especially since the leader there (in Egypt) will change, or can change...

He was shot the day before Erev Yom Kipur 5742, and the REbbe said a Sicha right after Maariv that night... the only time ever...