The Chazon Ish was Mechabed (gave respect)
one of the Zionist Rabonim. He was very friendly
towards him and had good relations with this Rav.
The Chazon Ish once explained the reason
for this relationship.
He said "The Rav thinks he is deceiving me
when discussing certain issues or שאלות.
In the meantime it is me who is deceiving him.
Because of my influence he refrains from doing
many things that he would otherwise do if I had
not befriended him".
The Chazon Ish gave an example of one
of the discussions they had.
The Rav asked the Chazon Ish if there
is a way to be Matir for soldiers to get married
during Sefira. Soldiers could only get married
while they are on leave. By not being able
to get married during Sefira they might have
to delay their wedding for many months.
The Chazon Ish understood that the Rav
had in mind to get a Heter to get married on
Yom Ha'atzmaut, being this was the day many
soldiers are on leave.
The Chazon Ish answered "that he agrees
with him, if being in the army is the cause for
delaying their marriage for an extended period
of time they should be allowed to get married
during the Sefirah.
He would be prepared to be Matir for soldiers
on leave to get married during all days of Sefirah
except for one day , "Yom Ha'atzmaut".
" במחיצתם "- הרב שלמה לורנץ ז"ל