Thursday, December 15, 2016

President Hosts Hanukkah Receptions

President Obama yesterday hosted an afternoon and an evening Hanukkah Reception at the White House. In his remarks (full text) at the afternoon reception, he paid tribute to Elie Wiesel who died this year and called on Wiesel's granddaughter to light a Hanukkah menorah.  The evening reception (video of reception remarks) was attended by a number of government officials and the menorah was lit by family members of the late Israeli president Shimon Peres.

UPDATE: Here is the full text of the President's remarks at the evening reception.