Chabad established a synagogue in Jerusalem in 1848 financed by Queen Victoria's Orthodox Judaic opium dealer, Sir Albert Sassoon, first baronet of Kensington Gore. First synagogue renovated after six day war.
In 1911, (Shalom Dov Ber, 1860-1920, the fifth Lubavitch rebbe's relative) R. Shneur Zalman (son of R. Levi Yitzhak) settled in (Edmond de Rothschild backed town) Hadera and married the daughter of the wealthy philanthropist Yosef Hindin. During World War I, his son-in-law Levi Yitzhak joined Nili (from the Hebrew initials for the "Glory of Israel" will not die), the [Brit-ish backed Zionist spy organization] headed by Aaron Aaronsohn.(Hasidism in Israel: a history of the Hasidic movement and its masters in the ... By Tzvi Rabinowicz p.84)
Levi Yitzhak Schneerson (anglicized as "Liova") "The banality of indifference: Zionism & the Armenian genocide" By Yair Auron p.13) was close friend of Absalom Feinberg (of Rothschild and Brit-ish backed NILI spy organization) a relative of the Lubavitcher rebbe, came up with the name for the NILI from (I Samuel 15;29) (A Voice Called: Stories of Jewish Heroism By Yossi Katz p.37)
Schneerson "The Diary of a NILI Member"
The Diary of Levi Yitzhak Schneerson (1888-194?), one of the lesser known members of NILI ... writing in 1917 while waiting in cyprus for a British boat ... (Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative By Yael S. Feldman, p.56)
L.Y. Schneerson, "Diary of a Man of Nili (Haifa: Renaissance, 1967)
Liova Schneerson worked for NILI under Captain McRury of Brit-ish Advance Intelligence. Awarded OBE. Schneerson's parents were supportive of NILI activity because it advanced "redemption" (The Nili spies By Anita Engle)
Liova Schneersohn's family lived in (Rothschild backed town) Hadera but spent many years in Russia studying anarchism, Russian thought and mysticism (Lawrence and Aaronsohn: T. E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of ... By Ronald Florence).
Chaim Weizmann to NILI: "We are doing our best to make sure that Palestine [will be] Jewish under British protection. Your heroic stand encourages our strenuous efforts. Our hopes are great. Be strong and of good courage until the redemption of Israel." (Lawrence and Aaronsohn: T. E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of ... By Ronald Florence)