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On September 11, Israel acknowledges America's shared struggle against Islamist supremacism

US ambassador Dan Shapiro speaking at the September 11
 Memorial in Jerusalem.. (photo credit:KKL-JNF)
Israel is the only country in the Middle East which joins America every September 11th in mourning, commemorating the day in 2001 when jihadists from Al Qaeda dragged the U.S. into resisting the same Islamist jihadism which antagonizes Israel.

All 9/11 victims' names are inscribed
in the Jerusalem Living Memorial 
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke today about Israel's shared sorrow with the US over the attacks. "We remember that day thirteen years ago and we mourn with you on this day for the thousands who lost their lives in that horrific attack," Netanyahu said. "All of Israel mourns on September 11."

A memorial ceremony was held by the Jewish National Fund at the site of the 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem, honoring and remembering the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children who died at the hands of terrorists 12 years ago.

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro spoke at the ceremony along with other ambassadors from around the world, as well as representatives of the Israeli families who lost their loved ones in the attacks.

At the Van Nuys, California Fire Station 88 (which sent its firefighters who happened to be on the East Coast in 2001)  last Sept 11, Israel's Southwest US Consul General David Siegel set a floral vase gift sent from the Living Memorial- upon the altar to the NYC WTC and Pentagon victims. Consul Siegel spoke with JooTube about Israel's shared situation in resisting and defeating the forces of Islamism- especially those with WMD - such as chemical weapons in Syria.


The L.A.F.D. Stationhouse 88 sent 23, L.A. first-responders to the World Trade Center rescue effort. Assistant Chief Pat Butler stands before the Stationhouse' monument which holds structural remnants from the wreckage of NYC's World Trade Center and the US Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He gestures to the floral bouquet presented by Consul Siegel on behalf of Israel's Living Memorial.

The Jerusalem Living Memorial is the sole statue outside of America which recognizes all of the September 11th attack's victims' names and countries of origin. Watch its opening ceremony from 2009.

L.A.F.D. Ass't Chief Pat Butler accepted and comments on Israel's Living Memorial presenting a gift to the L.A. memorial.

The Fire Chief of Jerusalem, Shmuel Friedman, visited the L.A. Celebrate Israel Fair in 2012 with the Jewish National Fund- to raise donor funds to purchase additional emergency vehicles.  He discussed with JooTube the experience that their particular fire and rescue services encounter- and what they do with that knowledge which could benefit you.

What can L.A.F.D. and Israel's Fire and Rescue services teach each other? Ass't Chief Pat Butler discusses his visit and meeting to compare best-practices in Israel:

New York City held its first commemoration ceremony since the opening of the museum at the National September 11 Memorial, along with the adjoining repository for unidentified victims' remains.

A woman grieves at her husband's memorial at South Tower Memorial Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/AP)

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