President Donald Trump's bold economic vision continues to pay off: White House

President Donald Trump's bold economic vision continues to pay off: White House

Though many evangelicals in the US lauded the move as Trump fulfilling his campaign promise, Arab world leaders condemned the decision as one that will hinder peace.

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, attended the party and called Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as a "historic moment", and implied that the president didn't want to spoil the festive occasion by inviting critics.

Thousands of Palestin-ians demonstrated, scores were hurt and at least one killed in clashes with Israeli troops on a "day of rage" on Friday against Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"I know for a fact there are a lot of happy people in this room", Trump stated in reference to his Jerusalem declaration.

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his nation was "profoundly grateful" and that Mr. Trump's announcement was an "important step toward peace".

More protesters in Indonesia rally against U.S. decision
Wearing traditional Islamic white robes, the protesters also unfurled Indonesian and Palestinian flags. The rally in Indonesia's capital drew a crowd of at least 5,000 people, police said.

"I am also proud that my attractive grandchildren - Arabella, Joseph and Theodore - have joined us tonight right here as we celebrate with all of you the sacred traditions that they observe each year at home", Trump said.

The decision shocked some Jewish Democrats, who observed that previous presidents had invited members of the opposing party to religious holiday parties. The president was flanked by his daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism when she married her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three children.

A Holocaust survivor, Louise Lawrence-Israels, spoke at the event about hiding as a young girl in an Amsterdam attic. "There's nothing to it", White House spokesman Raj Shah.

"With so many writers in the room and so many people working on books, we thought the best way to do that was to walk through the top ten book titles of the first year of the Trump Administration", Sanders said.

According to the White House press pool, Hanukkah decorations were not also visible at the party, but just four large Christmas trees were.

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