Photo: AP
Photo: AP
Trump offers Easter and Passover greetings
In his weekly address, the US president again condemns the twin attacks on Egyptian Coptic churches and calls the State of Israel a ‘monument’ to ‘faith and endurance’ of the Jewish people.

US President Donald Trump offered Passover and Easter greetings and called the United States, “a nation of believers” on Friday.



In his weekly address released on Friday, Trump noted the United States had, since its inception, cherished the “freedom of worship” and said it was a freedom not available to “many around the globe.”



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Trump mentioned the State of Israel when addressing Passover, saying, “Down through the centuries the Jewish people have lived through one persecution after another and yet they persevered and thrived and uplifted the world beyond measure. And now the State of Israel stands as a monument to their faith and endurance.”


Donald Trump (Photo: Reuters)
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He condemned the recent Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt that left at least 45 dead and wounded scores more a week before the Coptic Easter. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.


“With God’s grace, life always triumphs over death. Freedom overcomes oppression and faith extinguishes fear.” Trump said.


Trump ended his address by assuring Americans that his administration was fighting for the right of all citizens “to enjoy safety and peace and to work and live with the dignity that all children of God are entitled to know.”


First published: 04.15.17, 19:09
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