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.”
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After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history left at least 59 people dead and hundreds wounded, world leaders from Vladimir Putin to the Pope and the Queen of England responded with condolences for the people of Las Vegas and the U.S.
Three Israelis, a border police officer and two security guards, were killed earlier this week in a terrorist attack near the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem.
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.