Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Third-L) and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (2nd-R) collectively gentle a candle throughout a menorah-lighting ceremony with Israeli troopers for Hanukkah, the Jewish competition of lights, on the Western Wall within the Outdated Metropolis of Jerusalem on Thursday. Photograph by Gil Cohen-Magen/UPI | License Photograph

Dec. 6 (Bulletinstandard) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel took half in a menorah-lighting ceremony with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary of the USA recognizing Jerusalem because the capital of Israel.

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The ceremony passed off on the fifth evening of Hanukkah on the Western Wall.

“There’s a nice victory, perseverance and nice continuity of our individuals, which overrides all the principles of historical past with the pressure of religion and the need of our individuals. At this time we have fun 70 years because the re-establishment of the state of Israel,” Netanyahu stated through the ceremony. “The ability of this spirit that’s expressed all through the world within the rising standing of Israel on this planet, within the particular energy that’s projected right here into the Center East, Arab and Muslim nations, right here within the Center East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere.”

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He additionally made reference to President Donald Trump’s announcement Dec. 6, 2017, making the USA the primary nation to formally acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Throughout that announcement on the White Home, Trump additionally promised to maneuver the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“I have to add right here the super assist we obtain from the U.S. authorities and its president, Donald Trump,” Netanyahu stated.

“It’s not possible to advertise peace on the idea of lies and the top of a coverage based mostly on lies. President Trump, in a brave and real transfer, acknowledged what we all know has existed right here not solely because the time of the Maccabees, however because the time of King David, 800 years earlier than, the popularity of Jerusalem, our heritage and the connection that no different nation. That is the reality, and the reality is the idea of all and the idea for peace.”

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Friedman tweeted it was a “true blessing” to take part within the ceremony “simply meters from the place the miracle of Chanukah occurred 2,200 years in the past.”

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