A rising Israeli politician has visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s gravesite in New York to thank him for his blessings.
Gila Gamliel, elected again to the 18th Knesset for Likud in February 2009, was appointed Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office.
She was in the U.S. for the Pesach holiday and expressed her interest in praying at the Ohel in Cambria Heights, Queens.
On a rainy Tuesday, April 14, she arrived with a driver and a Lubavitch acquaintance.
Gamliel, married and a resident of Tel Aviv, holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
She said she has come to deliver her graditute to the Rebbe for her successful bid in the latest elections.
Gamliel credits the Rebbe with the election of her uncle Yoel Gamliel to the Head of municipality of Gedera, a town in the Center District of Israel.