TRIBUTE TO HERB ZWEIBON z"l (of blessed memory)
FREEMAN CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES
Bernard J. Shapiro
JEWISH COMMUNITY OF HEBRON
[Freeman Center Note]: I woke up at 3:AM CST feeling something was wrong. I went to my computer and was shocked to read the tribute below to Herb Zweibon z"l (of blessed memory) by David Wilder. Herb was a dear friend of mine and not just a perpetual inspiration. We first met in 1990 at an AFSI National meeting in New York. Though a long time Zionist, Herb presented me with a coherent serious Zionist ideology with out the wishy washy fuzziness of other Jewish Organizations. From that day forward, AFSI and I were in sync.
I founded and AFSI chapter in Houston (1990) and then started the Freeman Center For Strategic Studies in 1993. Herb became a member of the Freeman Center's Board of Directors and I was on the Board of AFSI. We worked together for Eretz Yisrael. When upset or depressed at the foolish and dangerous events in the world and Israel, I would frequently call Herb. Herb always took the time to talk to me and keep me motivated. If we need money to keep operating, Herb always would send me a generous check.
Jabotinsky and Shmuel Katz were his intellectual and ideological teachers, but Herb was mine. I loved him and will miss him more than words can say.......
.......Bernard J. Shapiro, Chairman
Freeman Center For Strategic Studies