US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attended the candle-lighting ceremony for the fifth night of Chanukkah at the Kosel on Thursday evening. The meeting also marked the one-year anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said at the ceremony: “There is a great victory, perseverance and great continuity of our people, which overrides all the rules of history with the force of faith and the will of our people. Today we celebrate 70 years since the reestablishment of the State of Israel. The power of this spirit that is expressed throughout the world in the rising status of Israel in the world, in the special power that is projected here into the Middle East, Arab and Muslim countries, here in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere.”