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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:20 am

WASHINGTON  — In remarks dovetailing with policies embraced by President-elect Donald Trump, Israeli U.S. Ambassador Ron Dermer delivered a forceful plea for the United States to move the embassy to Jerusalem.

“Israel hopes that next year when the new American ambassador to Israel lights the menorah in his embassy, he will light it in the same city where the Maccabees lit it 2,200 years ago,” Dermer said at the annual embassy Hanukkah party on Tuesday evening.

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