In a holiday message celebrating freedom and hope, Trump said that the “State of Israel stands as a monument” to the Jewish People’s “faith and endurance.”
“This is a season of great hope,” US President Donald Trump stated in a message to the American people for the holiday season.
Passover, celebrated by Jews around the world, recalls the exodus from ancient Egypt and what Trump described as “the story of an incredible people who were liberated from oppression and raised up the face of humankind.”
Throughout the centuries, he continued, the Jewish People has suffered persecution, but they “persevered and thrived and uplifted the world beyond measure. The State of Israel stands as a monument to their faith and endurance.”
Easter Sunday, observed by Christians, is “another day of faith and celebration,” he said.
Trump warned, however, that “one of greatest threats to religious freedom is Islamic terror.
Just days after the US dropped the Mother of All Bombs” on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan, killing 90 terrorists and causing no civilian casualties, the American leader proclaimed that “freedom overcomes oppression and faith extinguishes fear.”
“America is a nation of believers,” where “good people of all faiths” – Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus – can worship according to their conscience.
Trump also specifically addressed those facing economic hardship, saying, “This White House is fighting for you.”
By: United with Israel Staff