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US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman flanked by Israeli Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Deputy Minister Michael Oren after lighting the second Hanukkah candle at the Western Wall, December 13 2017

U.S. Ambassador David Friedman joined Israel’s Chief Sephardic Rabbi, Rishon Lezion Shlomo Amar, along with Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and Deputy Minister Michael Oren at the Western Wall on Wednesday evening to kindle the Hanukkah Menorah there.

The ambassador said, “On behalf of U.S. President Donald Trump and the entire government of the United States, I wish every one of you a happy Hanukkah. A holiday of light, of blessing, of joy and of peace.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.