White House to light up in Blue and White tonight in solidarity with Israel

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Workers prepare the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, the day before Pope Francis arrives. Washington is bracing for the crowds hoping to get a glimpse of the Pontiff. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Workers prepare the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, the day before Pope Francis arrives. Washington is bracing for the crowds hoping to get a glimpse of the Pontiff. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

This evening, the White House will be illuminated in the blue and white colors of the Israeli flag as a symbol of the United States’ 75-year relationship, the White House says in a statement.

“This symbolizes the ironclad support and solidarity of the American people with the people of Israel in the wake of the barbaric terrorist attacks committed by Hamas,” the statement adds.

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