The Vilna Gaon planned to move to Israel and later some of his disciples did get there and set up a Litvish community. I wouldn't underestimate the Gaon. He said the Hasidic Rebbes shouldn't have sons to take over from them and so many Hasidic Rebbes have been succeeded by brothers, nephews or sons-in-law. I'm looking forward to March 16th.
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from the article: If the Vilna Gaon was right, the 3rd Temple is on its way