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Jerusalem - Israeli PM Blasts UN At Lighting Of Second Chanukah Candle At The Western Wall

Published on: December 25, 2016 04:00 PM
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lights the 'Chanuckia' on the First night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on December 25, 2016. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOLIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lights the 'Chanuckia' on the First night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City on December 25, 2016. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu lit the second Hanukkah candle at the Western Wall Sunday night, accompanied by Rabbi Shmuel Rabbinowitz, the Rabbi of the Western Wall.

“I was not planning on being here tonight.” Netanyahu said. “But in light of the UN resolution I do not believe that there is a better place to light a Hanukkah candle than here, at the Western Wall”

The UN resolution states that all so-called Jewish ‘settlements’ over the 1949 Armistice line are illegal, including the Jewish Quarter of the old city of Jerusalem.

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Netanyahu said that according to the UN, the Maccabees did not liberate Jerusalem, but rather “occupied Palestinian territory.”

“According to the UN resolution, the villages that they left in Modiin [to fight the Greeks] and the surrounding areas, the villages and their surroundings, were all ‘occupied Palestinian territories.’” he said.

“Of course, we know that the Arabs came much later. We were in those places [when the Hanukkah story took place, a millenium before the Arabs arrived]. We returned to those places. I ask those nations wishing us a happy Hanukkah - how can they vote for a UN resolution which says that the places where we celebrate Hanukkah [and where the story toook place] are ‘occupied territory?’” Netanyahu asked.

“The Western Wall is not occupied. The Jewish Quarter is not occupied. The other places are also not occupied. Therefore, we do not accept, nor can we accept, this resolution. We are confident in our future because we know our past. I ask to go and light a Hanukkah candle here on behalf of eternal Israel. Happy Hanukkah.”



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 Dec 25, 2016 at 04:25 PM ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 05:25 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

You Liberal idot!

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 05:26 PM ayoyo Says:

Reply to #1  
ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

sorry but it is the arabs who wont sit to talks about a jewish state not israel. It is unbelievable that israel is always punished for not talking or doing anything to promote peace while it is the arabs that refuse to negotiate
Didn't all of the signers of that condemnation realize that it cleaned away all previous signed agreements by both parties.

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 05:38 PM jerrygold Says:

Reply to #1  
ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

Ever since we became a nation, we where facing enemies. and we always had brothers siding with them. When moshiach will come, hopefully today! The side I want to be on is our side, and not with the kind of you. Who is always ready to energize the enemy against us jews.

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 05:48 PM anon1m0us Says:

Reply to #1  
ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

#1 god did give it back, but you failed to acknowledge his gift.

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 06:19 PM Anonymous Says:

אלטאר ג דו ביסט א שונא ישראל

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 07:46 PM puppydogs Says:

Reply to #1  
ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

Alter G please go hibernate for the next 4 years as we make this country great again and repair our once trusted relationship with our only ally in the Mid East

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 08:08 PM ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 08:19 PM always17 Says:

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ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

Geimer in mikva...

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 08:59 PM To alterg netirei karta freako Says:

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ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

Let's see how long you'll be "LOL'ing" when Pres. Trump takes office and makes Israel our number one friend!!! Hope you choke on it, you NK sicko illiterate.

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 09:00 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You Liberal idot!

ALTERG is not a liberal, he's an NK hater of Israel!

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 09:01 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
ayoyo Says:

sorry but it is the arabs who wont sit to talks about a jewish state not israel. It is unbelievable that israel is always punished for not talking or doing anything to promote peace while it is the arabs that refuse to negotiate
Didn't all of the signers of that condemnation realize that it cleaned away all previous signed agreements by both parties.

Why is everyone so surprised? Isn't this all predicted in our Torah? In Golus, all the nations hate Israel and the Jews because of their envy of our status as the chosen ones.

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 09:02 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You Liberal idot!

You are probably not familiar with Mr. Alterg. He is not liberal, he is against Bibi's position because Mr. Alterg is aligned with the Satmar thinking about the land/government of Israel.

To the other posts:

As far as Mr. Trump's position - his Secretary of State is an OIL man. Hope this does not sway him towards the Arabs. I wish Mr. Trump luck in moving the American embassy to Yerushalayim - hope he can do it, and safely with no repercussions. Every recent U.S. president has tried but the same obstacles that have prevented Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama are still at play. Also hope it does not provoke Israel's enemies towards an all out war. Very scary for all of us, especially living in Israel.

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 09:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
ALTERG3 Says:

Mr' bibi: pls stop crying..... enough just stop fighting with the whole world & sit down to talks with the arabs & everything will be ok, & wait for GOD to give us back isreal.
(Btw lol for candeling on the wrong side)

Lol for your illiterate lack of writing skills... "Candeling?" A new word you made up? How's Arafat Y's whom your leader kissed, you shtick NK drek?

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 Dec 25, 2016 at 09:06 PM takeittothem Says:

alterg - tzibbeles zol vaksen aud dein pipick

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 Dec 26, 2016 at 12:23 AM Anonymous Says:

Yidden, we only have to wait another 25 days more, before the muslim loving and drug dealer commuting President is out of the White House for good. Every Shul in the world should sponsor a Kiddish, the Shabbos after Obama leaves office. It can't happen soon enough!!

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