Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar referred to Vladimir Putin as a “wise president” and expressed optimism that the Russian experience will serve as a “good example” in the Middle East at a meeting with leaders of various religions on Wednesday.
He spoke out at a time when Moscow is attempting to become a major participant in the Arab-Israeli conflict’s resolution.
We can look at what is happening in Russia as an example. Peace between all peoples and all religions, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Buddhists. In fact, this serves as a global example.
You could wonder why it’s feasible for us to be friends, actually assist one another, and celebrate together here but not there.
There is an easy solution. President Berl Lazar is a wise man, Berl Lazar said.
Thank God, terrorists are treated harshly there as well. The outcome is clear. As a result, I fervently hope that the Russian experience will serve as a useful precedent for the Middle East and other regions that, regrettably, deal with comparable issues.
So once again, many thanks. The rabbi closed his statement by praying, “And God grant… you the strength to genuinely resolve the matter, so that there would be peace in the Middle East, and with God’s help across the world. In response, Putin stated, “Thank you for also focusing on our core values.