In spring of 1967, as the Arab capitals paraded their arms and openly spoke of overrunning the Land of Israel and casting its inhabitants into the sea, a great panic enveloped the land. The media was almost unanimous in its feeling that the small Jewish state was outflanked and outgunned by its enemies, and stood little chance of survival. It was obvious that the world was going to stand by once again and let happen whatever may happen.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe of righteous memory spoke at the Parade of Jewish Unity where he assured his audience that Israel would be safe.
The Rebbe stood out as a voice of confidence and encouragement. "The Guardian of Israel neither sleeps nor slumbers," he said, quoting the eternal words of Psalms; G-d watches over His people wherever they are, especially in the Holy Land.
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