Why now, you ask? Why do I bring this up now? I don't know. I got them in an e-mail and liked them. I also don't get what the big deal is/was that the Rebbe welcomed him with open arms. As a kid I heard that alot; that KivYochol, the Rebbe's big "aveiroh" was being too friendly with him and others of the Israeli Government. He was coming to the Rebbe altz chossid, plain and simple. He would sit by the farbrengens, listen to every word and do the best he could under the circumstances, especially since it had been a while since he was into learning, if you know what I mean.... Yes, issues of general concern in Israel were discussed in private, but so what? How did that differ from Yitzchok Shamir visiting the Vizhnitzer Rebbe ZGZ, or DBG visiting the Chazon Ish?
Eh. why do I bother?
The photos are from 2 different visits, as is quite clear from the Rebbe having aged considerably. I wonder why they didn't have mounds of fruit and grapes, silver decanters and bechers, and fine bone china dishes....
Mr. Abraham Herman, the Israel Council member in Washington D.C at the time, being introduced to the Rebbe.