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Former Security Chief: 'The Rebbe Knew All About ISA Operations'

Yaakov Peri, former Israeli Security Agency chief, describes his amazement at a meeting with the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
By David ben Yacov
First Publish: 7/7/2011, 4:14 PM / Last Update: 7/10/2011, 1:00 PM

Yaakov Peri, former chief of the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) and now head of the Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank's Board of Directors, participated in the Gimmel Tammuz National Chabad Convention commemorating the passing of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe which occurred on the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz.

The Chabad Online website posted Peri's description of a meeting he had with the Rebbe. “It was a great privilege for me. I never met anyone like him. He was as familiar as I was with ISA operations. We discussed Palestinian and global terror."

The meeting took place in 1989 in the Rebbe’s home and Peri related that “the Rebbe gave a perfect forecast of global and Arab world events, tying them into the destiny of the Jewish People. He said that Islam knew no limits, and would continue to engage in terrorist activity, and he ended with a blessing for those in our secret service which I conveyed to them upon my return.

"His assessments all came true, matching the forecasts of the Military Intelligence and the ISA. He foresaw that the Cold War between the United States and Russia would soon end, and so it was."

Peri also praised the global Chabad representatives, who bring Judaism to the most remote corners of the Earth, inspired by the Rebbe and his teachings. “The elevation of the soul on its day of passing is like a wedding. This is also the joy inherent in the mission of the Chabad representatives. This is the legacy of the Rebbe,” Peri concluded.  

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