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They commemorate Hanukkah at the White House, using a menorah that once belonged to Daniel Pearl’s grandfather. Read the President’s remarks here:

While reporting in Pakistan in 2002, Daniel was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists. His only crime was being a Jewish American -- something Daniel Pearl would never deny. In his final moments, Daniel told his captors about a street in Israel named for his great-grandfather. He looked into their camera and he said, "My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, and I’m Jewish." These words have become a source of inspiration for Americans of all faiths. They show the courage of a man who refused to bow before terror -- and the strength of a spirit that could not be broken.

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Read that moving speech about a Jewish American hero, and look at those wonderful photos: lighting a menorah in the home of the nation's chief executive official with a Christmas tree in the background. Is this not truly a blessed nation of faith and reason, of hope and freedom? Men in most times and places have only dreamed of what is here an everyday reality. This is my answer to BOTH atheists AND theocrats!

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