We hold you close to our hearts: Tel Aviv’s city hall lit up with the US flag in solidarity with the American people

Tel Aviv‘s city hall has been lit last night with the US flag in solidarity with the American people during this time of mutual crisis. “We hold you close to our hearts,” Mayor Ron Huldai tweeted.

“Tonight city hall is lit with the US flag in solidarity with the American people and the residents of our partner cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami Dade County, Philadelphia and San Antonio”, the Tel Aviv municipality tweeted. 

“Touched to see Tel Aviv City Hall lit with the American flag tonight, a show of solidarity with the United States during this time of mutual crisis. Our two countries have long cherished a special relationship and share a resilient spirit. We will get through this together”, US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman wrote.

The number of fatalities due to coronavirus infections in the US spiked to 4,055, with at least 188,578 confirmed cases on Wednesday. The count of deaths exceeded the 2,977 toll of the 9/11 terror attack, the worst mass death in the US and a post-World War II benchmark for tragedies.

President Trump said at his briefing on Tuesday, “This is going to be a very painful, a very, very painful two weeks” when the coronavirus toll reaches its peak.