Chanukah was celebrated in the capital of Bahrain for the first time since 1948.
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa held a meeting at his royal palace in the capital city of Manama on the second night of the festival, with numerous faith representatives.
Rabbi Moshe Levin, director of the Conference of European Rabbis, met with the Bahraini King, before the lighting of candles at Manama synagogue.
During his address to around 50 Jewish congregants, local Muslims and even representatives of the royal house and parliament. , Rabbi Lewin said: “A little light drives off a lot of darkness.”
“Bahrain under your rule is a little light in a dark world of radical fundamentalism,” Rabbi Levin said praising the king.