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.
Heather Heyer was killed this weekend when a car driven by an attendee of the so-called "Unite the Right" white supremacist protest rammed into a crowd of anti-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was sworn in this week to his second term as the U.S. put into place new sanctions against Iran. The sanctions were ordered in response to Iran's recent ballistic missile tests that may be in violation of the Iran nuclear deal.
Thousands of Muslim worshipers returned to the Temple Mount Thursday, with violent clashes erupting at the holy site. Earlier, Muslim leaders had called for a boycott of the Temple Mount in protest of metal detectors installed by Israelis.
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