The White House, isolated during a special United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting following an announcement by the administration of US President Donald Trump supporting Israel's claim that Jerusalem must be Israel's - and no other's - capital city, now has additional pushback from the UN.
If it wasn't a War on Hanukkah, it was seen as a war on Democratic Jewish members of Congress, including Rep. Adam Schiff of Los Angeles.
The holiday party came one day after the president's announcement that the US will now observe Jersusalem as the official capital of Israel, and that the USA embassy will be moved there from its current location in Tel Aviv.
It is the first time that the White House has committed to releasing health records of Trump, something his predecessors did routinely.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted that deputy national security adviser Dina Powell had always planned on leaving her White House post after a year to return home to her family in NY.
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We are ready to support that, we are ready to take part in facilitating such negotiations", he said. Of course now it will get more hard to create conditions for renewing the dialogue.
Dressed in a pair of shimmering black stiletto pumps and a matching Alexander McQueen peplum sweater and skirt ensemble, Ivanka Trump attended a ceremony celebrating the upcoming Jewish holiday with her husband and their three kids. "We are proud to stand with the people of Israel and renew our enduring bond".
"And right now I'm thinking about what's going on and the love that's all over Israel and all about Jerusalem", he added. "He did not invite people who have been hostile to him". But there were no notable Democrats at the event, the Times of Israel noted.
Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. "There's nothing to it", White House spokesman Raj Shah.