The Chabad annual dinner in Washington was characterized by unanimous support of both political parties, manifested by the presence of House Democratic Whip, Steny Hoyer, who praised his rival, Republican Whip, Roy Blunt. What everyone agreed upon is that Rabbi Levi Shemtov “is a blessing to all”. Among the participants of the dinner were the Jewish Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, the generous advocate Jay Krupin and Josh Bolten, White House Chief of Staff, who had just arrived from a meal with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his wife.
Also present were Fred Zeidman, chairman of the Holocaust Museum of the Bush Administration and a close associate of President Bush, Jewish Attorney Steven Pearls a specialist in claims against terror organizations, who stated that payments for his services “come out of the wallets of the bad guys”, Howard Freedman, president of the powerful pro Israel AIPAC organization, Senator and U.S. presidential candidate, Joe Lieberman, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition Matt Brooks and other dignitaries.
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