Israel is the front line
Interview with the Lubavitcher Rebbe:Ron Nachman, Mayor of Ariel. Oct. 6 1991
Ron: The Rebbe gave us a blessing to grow to 20,000 residents the last time I was here. I am here to show the Rebbe that his blessing has been fulfilled. We are growing to twice the previous size to 20,000 in less than one and a half years since I was here last.
The Rebbe: Then I bless you to grow to double the current population. You are satisfied that the numbers stand at double the previous figures, but I am talking about doubling that number going forward. With joy and gladness. Much success.
Ron: One question I have. I am here in on a visit in the United States now regarding the political situation, to deliver six weeks of lectures to both Jews and non-Jews. What advice could the Rebbe give me regarding guidance. What should I say on the radio, television and the media with regard to the present relationship with the Americans, with loan guarantees? How should we proceed?
The Rebbe: As I have said several times, Israel’s welfare is in the best interest of the United States, because Israel is the front line there against the Arabs, and the Arabs are against the United States; they want the United States to fail, and for Iran and similar nations to succeed.
But outside issues have come into play, and you must be able to respond to those issues. It is easy to clarify this, by looking at the speeches of the Unites States Presidents, the way they spoke half a year ago, a year ago and more, where they explained publicly to all that it is imperative for the good of the entire world including the United States, that there be a strong Israel in order to inhibit the influence of Syria, Iran, and so forth... for they are against the USA no less than they are against Israel, and perhaps even more so. Israel. It is so easy to explain, because there is no need to come up with anything new; just find the newspapers from two and three years ago, and you will find this all spelled out already in detail.
The Rebbe: Much success. If you should need to print a further newspaper article on this issue, then this will be my participation in the costs.
[The Rebbe gave dollars to Mr. Nachman.]
Ron: Thank you very much.
The Rebbe: Much success.