Moses is in the House
The image of Moses and other leaders of civilization and societies have been hanging
in the chamber for 65 years.
A special committee of five members of the House of Representatives and the
Architect of the Capitol approved the selection, and the reliefs were installed
when the House Chamber was remodeled from 1949--1950.
Prime Minister Netanyahu at the end of his speech quoted Moses from
The Book of Deuteronomy stating in Hebrew.
"Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them"
The N I V reads
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for
the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
which were the leader's parting words to the Israelites before they entered the land
A shared friendship by the United States and Israel, two countries with a deep respect for timsless road of history.