This week, the Shomron (Samaria) region achieved a significant victory as it signed a historic twin city agreement with Surfside, Miami. Following the heartbreaking collapse of the building in Surfside and the incredible support shown by the Israeli community there and the IDF Home Front Command soldiers who provided assistance, the mayor of Surfside consulted with me about selecting a twin city in Israel.

I proposed that he choose Shomron, a region at the forefront of the fight against terrorism, where the activities of the anti-Semitic BDS movement are met with strong resistance, and its residents are seen as the salt of the earth in my eyes.

The mayor agreed with my suggestion and requested my assistance in the process. I immediately reached out to the esteemed figure and leader of the Shomron Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, and facilitated their communication.

But it wasn’t without its challenges. Anti-Semitic organizations contacted the mayor and members of the city council, urging them not to proceed with the agreement. In the heated discussions, some even resorted to calling Israel an apartheid state and accusing IDF soldiers of being murderers.

Then it was my turn to speak.

After three minutes of well-targeted missiles that came straight from my mouth, rendering their arguments futile, and hundreds of supportive emails received by the city council from all of you (you proved to be champions, as always, after I posted about it), the proposal passed unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

On Thursday, the historic agreement between Shomron and Surfside was signed.

With Israel alive and thriving, 🇮🇱 we continue to stand strong and forge meaningful connections with our friends around the world. The bond between Shomron and Surfside is a testament to the enduring friendship and shared values between Israel and the United States.