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16.12.2016. 11:35
Hanuka "party Obame, predsjednika ( u odlasku)
 
At Hanukkah parties, Obama pleads with Jews to ‘have faith’ in brighter days to come

December 15, 2016 




President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attending the second Hanukkah reception of the day with the grand-daughter and son of late Israeli statesman Shimon Perez, Mika Almog, far left, and Chemi Perez, center left.


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Pleading with American Jews to “have faith that brighter days are ahead,” President Barack Obama bid emotional farewells to the Jewish community at his final Hanukkah parties as president.

Preddsjednik Obama se orstio, emocionalno, od Židovske zajednice na svojoj posljednjoj proslavi Hanuke, želeći da Židovi vjeruju u bolje  dane u budućnosti. Organizirane su dvije odvojene proslave u Bijeloj kući kojoj su prisustvovali lideri  židovskih zajednica, pravnici i glavni židovski Demokrati te oni koji su podupirali Obaminu kampanju. Proslava Hanuke je održana ove godine ranije jer Obama ide na Havaje za vrijeme Božičnih praznika.

Na obje proslave je Obama aludirao na razočaranje koje osjećaju Demokrati zbog gubitka Hillary Clinton u predsjedničkim izborima.


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“In my last months in office, I want to thank you for all your courage, and your conviction, and your outspokenness,” he said at the second reception, in the evening, to applause. “The story of this community and the work you continue to do to repair the world forever reminds us to have faith that there are brighter days ahead.”...


At each reception, guests lighting the Hanukkah candles represented Jewish figures who died this year and to whom the president was close. At the afternoon reception, the widow, son and grandchildren of Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust memoirist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, lit a menorah that had been made by Wiesel’s granddaughter.

In the evening, the son and two grandchildren of Shimon Peres, an Israeli founding father and longtime statesman, kindled a menorah preserved during the Holocaust by the family of Peres’ son-in-law.