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Leading figure in Israeli politics sought Rebbe’s guidance over decades

The ceremony was the first of a series of events planned in conjunction with the Peres Center over the next year.

The event this year coincides with Tu B’av.

The U.S., Jordan and P.A. condemned the visit, while Hamas called it a "dangerous escalation."

Israel is in uncharted territory as justices consider petitions against the amendment to Basic Law: The Judiciary.

Should the newly minted law go into effect, the Israeli Supreme Court will still maintain its authority to rule on petitions and even overturn legislation based on established legal principles.