The President congratulated Jews on the holiday after the announcement of the decision on Jerusalem
The President of the United States Donald trump celebrated “doubly special” Hanukkah at the White house after the announcement of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which had aroused criticism and provoked clashes in the region.
“Chanukah is a time when Jewish families around the world to celebrate the wonders of the past and the promise of the future, – said trump. We proudly support the people of Israel and renew our old ties”.
“Right now, I think about what’s going on, and how much love is now in Israel,” added the President.
The decision trump Jerusalem contradicts the position of most countries of the world.
But on Thursday, the White house, he was greeted only by applause and cheers of gratitude to those present, among whom were Vice-President Mike Pence, the Minister of Finance Steve Mnuchin and Holocaust survivors Louise Lawrence Israels.
Orthodox Rabbi Meir Soloveichik said: “for the First time since the founding of the state of Israel, the American President courageously admitted what we’ve always said that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”