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March 10, 2017 1:21 pm

During Moscow Visit, Netanyahu Receives Special Gift From Putin — a Nearly 500-Year-Old Copy of Josephus’ The Jewish War

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Russian President Vladmir Putin presents Israeli Prime Minister with a nearly 500-year-old copy of Josephus' The Jewish War in Moscow on Thursday. Photo: Screenshot.

Russian President Vladimir Putin presents Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu with a nearly 500-year-old copy of Josephus’ The Jewish War in Moscow on Thursday. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a special gift from Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Moscow on Thursday — a nearly 500-year-old copy of Roman-Jewish historian Josephus’ book The Jewish War.

The copy given to Netanyahu at the Kremlin on Thursday was printed in Italy in 1526.

The Israeli prime minister said he was “moved” by Putin’s gesture.

The Jewish War is an account of the Great Revolt — the uprising of the Jews of the Judea Province against the Roman Empire in the first century CE.

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“This is without a doubt an important book in the historical heritage of our people,” Netanyahu said. “This book greatly influenced my beloved father, Professor Benzion Netanyahu z”l, and I read it for the first time when I was 16.”

Netanyahu further stated that Putin’s gift would be handed over to the National Library of Israel.

Watch a video of Putin presenting the book to Netanyahu below:

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  • Rights For Whites

    Bwhahaha! “Peace”, is that what you call the mass murder of innocents that is recorded in Esther? “The Rebbe cries out in pain as he orchestrates Purim murders”, I guess…

  • That is quite a gift. Wow!

  • Sulamif Shreyber

    IT IS A GREAT BOOK, I READ IT IN VILNIUS GHETTO BEFORE THE NAZIS TOOK ME TO THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS WHEN I WAS 15.

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