Formet Senator and vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman delivered the keynote address at the Five Towns communal Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzamut program on Wednesday night, April 18, at the Young Israel of Woodmere.
Lieberman spoke about the growing size and role of religious Zionists in Israel, and the importance of Orthodox Jews in America in strengthening the bond between the United States and Israel.
“The existence of the state of Israel is not self-sustaining, it is not guaranteed to go on automatically,” he warned.
“The Jewish people are eternal [but] Jewish sovereignty over the land of Israel is not guanteed forever. That is up to us.”
The program included video interviews with Five Towns residents who made ailyah, produced by Nefesh B’Nefesh.
The event was co-sponsored by Religious Zionists of America and 16 shuls in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway.
Lieberman’s topic was “Reflections on Israel’s 70th: Being a Strong Zionist,”