'Civilization Is Indebted To The Jewish People'
JNN News, December 9, 2018
USA President Donald Trump spoke on Thur. 6 Dec. 2018 at the White House Hanukkah reception. The reception was attended by hundreds of American Jewish leaders. In addition to Trump and his wife Melania, the event was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, members of the Trump family and his close advisers. “More than 2,000 years ago, a band of Jewish patriots led by Judah Maccabee reclaimed their freedom from an oppressive dictator who persecuted the Jewish people and ransacked the Holy Temple,” he said. The President noted that the Jewish people throughout history have suffered repression and violence, “yet in the face of this hardship the Jewish people have endured, overcome and thrived. My administration will always stand with our cherished friend and partner, the State of Israel,” he declared. “Civilization is indebted to the Jewish people for their incredible contributions to art and science, history, culture and society. Since the founding of America, Jewish communities have uplifted every aspect of our national life. Today we renew our gratitude for those amazing blessings, and we reaffirm our unbreakable solidarity with the Jewish people,” said Trump. "Happy Hanukkah!" (INN)