Eight people were killed in lower Manhattan on Tuesday when a man drove a rented pickup truck down a bike path, striking both cyclists and pedestrians.
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The White House announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural body, citing its anti-Israel bias. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to react, calling the decision a “brave and moral choice.”
Prior to addressing the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met to address issues of mutual concern. Topping the agenda was the Iran nuclear deal.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah of Israel were the first international search and rescue organizations to arrive in the U.S. to aid Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Both are made up of community–based volunteers.
After massive flooding hit the Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a former IDF soldier now living in Houston rescued a couple from their flooded home.