Speaker Reuven Rivlin ushered in Hanukka Wednesday by reiterating that
he makes no distinction between Hebron and Jerusalem regarding Israel’s
claim to either city.
“By building Hebron, Jerusalem itself will
be built,” Rivlin declared while participating in a candle-lighting
ceremony at the Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron, together with IDF
soldiers, local Jewish leaders and yeshiva students. “We are not
trespassers, we are not looters, and Hebron is not a coin that can be
traded in the marketplace,” he added.