Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (pictured) on Tuesday was among the 100 people honored at the second annual “Jewish 100” event in New York for positively influencing the lives of the Jewish people over the past year.
Hosted by the Jewish newspaper Algemeiner, the event saw Edelstein, Donald Trump and late Jewish comedian Joan Rivers, among many others, awarded the title “Warrior for Truth.”
In his acceptance speech, Edelstein lamented that “today unfortunately there is no concept of pure, ultimate truth,” especially when it comes to the Land of Israel. “The ‘truth’ of the claims by others on our land does not exist,” he continued.
Edelstein went on to explain that the truth of the Jewish claim to the land is firmly linked to the Bible. “When I leave my home I walk on paths where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob walked. And that’s the truth regarding our rights to the land.”