February 26, 2024

Hostage Release Sparks Speculation About Javier Milei’s Visit

The unbelievable rescue Monday of two Argentinian-Israeli hostages from Hamas captivity in Gaza has sparked hypothesis concerning the function of Argentinian president Javier Milei’s go to to Israel just some days earlier than, by which he prayed repeatedly in Jerusalem.

As Breitbart News reported, Milei went instantly from the airport to wish on the Western Wall, or Kotel, the holiest website in Judaism. Before wrapping up his go to, he additionally made an unannounced, late-night return go to there, the place he prayed, and danced, and sang.

Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart News

Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart News

Both of the rescued hostages, Fernando Simon Marman, 61, and Louis Har, 70, are Argentinian immigrants to Israel. Har was greeted by relations upon his launch, together with a number of grandchildren who had been sporting Argentinian soccer jerseys.

In addition, members of the Marman and Har households visited the Ohel, or gravesite, of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, in New York simply final week to wish for the discharge of their family members. (Milei visited there in November.)

Moreover, a narrative is circulating within the non secular Jewish group a couple of current occasion at which Har’s daughter and son-in-law spoke to an viewers in Tel Aviv. A rabbi’s spouse then challenged them to gentle Sabbath candles and placed on tefillin, leather-based bins worn throughout some prayers. The daughter reportedly promised to present a pair of tefillin to her father to make use of after he was launched. The daughter’s household took on the duty of lighting the Sabbath candles, as did Hur’s spouse, who was kidnapped and launched.

Such patterns have led many observers to notice the facility of prayer. One viral video goes additional, suggesting that Milei could also be a messenger whose arrival heralds the approaching of the Messiah (although the video errors the date of Milei’s go to to Yad Vashem).

Milei additionally visited the Vatican on Sunday, having fun with an audience with Pope Francis, at which the 2 reconciled previous variations — simply hours earlier than the operation to rescue the hostages.

Whether you’re a believer or not, the sample is evoking nice curiosity.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the writer of the current guide, “The Zionist Conspiracy (and how to join it),” now accessible on Audible. He can be the writer of the e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.