Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to Celebrate Hanukka in Jewish Settlement to Protest UN Vote

The Jerusalem Post reports: Even as settlement activity has become an even hotter potato than usual at the UN, President Reuven Rivlin is planning to cross the Green Line on Monday and light Hanukka candles for the third night of the festival at the Beit El Yeshiva with the institution’s teachers and pupils.

Although Rivlin planned to be in Beit El – regardless of the United Nations Security Council vote – the outcome of the vote prompted him to emphasize that he will go there specifically to join in the Hanukka celebrations.

The symbol of Jerusalem – both as president and in a personal capacity – Rivlin has for many years responded to greetings when interviewed on radio with: “Greetings from Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people.”

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