One American who survived Hamas’ onslaught of Israel is thanking former President Donald Trump for enabling him to escape the carnage through a neighboring country.
Yitz Friedman of the American Accountability Foundation made public his support for President Trump after boarding one of the few flights out of Israel to the United Arab Emirates, which established diplomatic ties under President Trump’s administration. Without the new partnership, Friedman posted on X, his exit would not have been possible.
“I would like to thank President Trump. After days of fear and anxiety in Israel, I am finally on my way home to the US. Almost every airline canceled all flights, including our flight home,” Friedman wrote Tuesday.
“We [weren’t] sure what to do,” Friedman recounted. “Luckily, one [of] the few airlines still running flights is Emirates. My wife and I just flew from Tel Aviv – passing three or four armed military checkpoints to get to the airport – and are now safe in Dubai waiting for our connecting flight to the US.”
“Thanks to Trump’s efforts, thousands of American citizens have a way home from a very dangerous situation. Even as it seems the Middle East is imploding, this historic peace agreement is making things a little better,” he concluded.
I would like to thank President Trump.
After days of fear and anxiety in Israel, I am finally on my way home to the US.
Almost every airline canceled all flights, including our flight home. We we're sure what to do.
Luckily, one if the few airlines still running flights is…
— Yitz Friedman (@friedman_yitz) October 10, 2023