Trump celebrates Hanukkah, Jerusalem at White House
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is celebrating an 'especially special' Hanukkah at the White House a day after declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital and setting off criticism and clashes.
Trump says he's thinking about "the love that's all over Israel and all about Jerusalem."
Trump's decision on Jerusalem put the United States at odds with most other countries.
But inside the White House Thursday, Trump got only applause, cheers and thanks from the crowd, which included Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israels.
Orthodox Rabbi Meir Soloveichik says, "For the first time since the founding of the state of Israel, an American president has courageously declared what we have always proclaimed. which is that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel," Soloveichik said.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Louisiana lawmaker also wants restrictive abortion law
Fatal crash involving motorcycle reported on Nicholson Drive
Exxon eyes Baton Rouge for more expansion, reports suggest
Crews working to clear drainage canals in Denham Springs
BREC Commission to discuss alternate location for the Baton Rouge Zoo