An intense and sustained push by US evangelicals helped drive President Donald Trump´s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel´s capital and eventually relocate the USA embassy there, activists said on Wednesday.
The bold economic vision of President Donald Trump continues to pay off, the White House said today after latest monthly report revealed that the U.S. added 228,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate remained steady at 4.1 per cent. "And the world is watching", Trump said.
Trump was standing by his wife, Melania.
Trump lit a menorah with his Jewish grandchildren, whom he briefly mentioned in his speech.
"The miracle of Hanukkah is the miracle of Israel", he said.
Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik were also in the room. The descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob have endured unthinkable persecution and oppression.More news: Tom Savage Takes Massive Hit
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In an interview with Breitbart News, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said of the physical move, "I'm sure it's going to happen".
Mr. Trump capped off his speech by introducing Louise Lawrence-Israels, a Holocaust survivor who lived the first three years of her life in an attic in Amsterdam. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach were also in attendance.
Not present at the event were congressional Democrats and many Jewish leaders critical of the president, who were left off the invites, according to the New York Times.
During the party, Trump referenced his decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the us embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "There's nothing to it", White House spokesman Raj Shah.
Trump first convened a circle of evangelical advisers during his presidential campaign, and he was the overwhelming favorite of white evangelical voters in last year's election.