As always, when Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu wants to stay current on the going’s on in Chabad in Israel and the world over, he turns to his trusted friend, Chairman of Chabad’s Mitzvah Tanks and of Tzivos Hashem, Rabbi Dovid Nachshon, for a familiar meeting and fresh update.
This week they both met in the Knesset. When Mr. Netanyahu heard that R’ Nachshon arrived, he left his chambers to greet him. “Dovid!” said Netanyahu as he warmly embraced R’ Nachshon. “My Brother!” he called out, to the surprise of his aides.
The spoke of the need to meet more frequently, in light of the Rebbe’s directive to R’ Nachshon that he serve as the personal envoy to Mr. Netanyahu. Mr. Netanyahu was delighted at the suggestion and directed his close aides to see to make that a reality, while reminding of the enormous influence his famous meeting with the Rebbe — when he had been Israel’s UN Ambassador — had on him, and that, according to Mr. Netanyahu, continues to influence him to this day.
R’ Nachshon encouraged Mr. Netanyahu to stand strong against the Arab enemy, and not to cave or be pressured one iota from his firm position, in spite on any reaction from the “International Community”.
Additionally, R’ Nachshon reiterated to Mr. Netanyahu that today, too, one can have a personal connection with the Rebbe and write a letter through the Igros Kodesh. Volume eighteen of the Igros Kodesh was gifted to Mr. Netanyahu.
The Prime Minister interested himself in the affairs of Chabad of late, and received a comprehensive update on the movement and the amazing activities of Chabad’s people in spreading Chassidus and the message of Moshiach.
Mr. Netanyahu wished the movement success, but especially for Chabad’s vaunted Mitzvah Tanks and the Tzvios Hashem children’s organization, both under the directorship of R’ Nachshon.