Rabbi Chaim Richman and Governor Mike Huckabee discussing Jerusalem.
Governor Mike Huckabee and Rabbi Chaim Richman Discuss Israel, Jerusalem and the Holy Temple
Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas, and likely presidential hopeful in 2012, has spent the past few days in Israel. Governor Huckabee is a frequent visitor to Israel and a straight speaking supporter of the state of Israel and the Jewish nation's inalienable right to the entire land of Israel. The Governor arrived in Israel with a group of pilgrims, among them U.S. senators and congressmen. The actor Jon Voight, himself an impassioned supporter and well known advocate of Israel, also accompanied Governor Huckabee. On Thursday evening, February 3rd, (Rosh Chodesh Adar), the Temple Institute's Rabbi Chaim Richman was a guest of Governor Huckabee at the David's Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem.
The two spent upwards of an hour discussing Israel's historical ties to Judea and Samaria, the misguided building freeze, Jerusalem - Israel's eternal and united capital, Jewish rights to, and on, the Temple Mount, the significance of the Holy Temple to all humanity, and the concept of the rebuilding of the Holy Temple and the renewal of the Divine service in our day. Governor Huckabee expressed his great esteem for, and support of the work of the Temple Institute.