Yesterday, the White House held the traditional Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony. US President Donald Trump was warmly welcomed following his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Yesterday (Thursday), US President Donald Trump held the traditional lighting of the candle ceremony for Hanukkah in the White House. “I know for a fact there are a lot of happy people in this room,” Trump stated in reference to his Jerusalem declaration.
“I fulfilled my campaign promise,” Trump later tweeted. “Others didn’t!” In the tweet, Trump posted a video of previous presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama promising to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Trump Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
The president hosted Dutch holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israëls, who spent her first years in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazis. “Her family could not light the candles that we’re about to light this evening,” Trump stated. “But they lit them in their hearts.”