Last night, the White House hosted its annual Hanukkah party, an event Fellowship Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein attended. The Jerusalem Post's Tovah Lazaroff reports that Donald Trump had Jerusalem on his mind as he helped celebrate this season of God's miracles:
US President Donald Trump said Jerusalem was in his heart as he hosted the White House’s annual Hanukka party on Wednesday night. “Right now I am thinking about what is going on and the love that is all over Israel and all about Jerusalem,” Trump said.
The president spoke just one day after declaring that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, the first such US recognition of the city since the country’s establishment in 1948. “I know for a fact there are a lot of happy people in this room,” Trump said as he looked out at the audience.
Then he mentioned the one word cause of that happiness, "Jerusalem.”
The miracle of Hanukka, Trump said, “is a sign of God’s presence in his dwelling place and a symbol of the faith and resilience of the Jewish people.”
“The descendants of Abraham, Issac and Jacob have endured unthinkable perception and oppression,” he said.
“But no force has never crushed your spirit and no evil has ever extinguished your faith. That is why the Jewish people shine as a light to all nations,” Trump said...