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Trump to host Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting survivor at State of the Union



Jerusalem Post,Hagay Hacohen, February 5 2019


Holocaust survivor and IDF veteran Judah Samet, who survived the October 27 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, will be among the president’s honored guest at the 2019 State of the Union Address.



President Donald Trump has invited a survivor of the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh to attend his State of the Union Address.

According to a statement released by the White House, Judah Samet, who survived the October 27 shooting, will be among the president’s honored guest at the 2019 State of the Union Address, scheduled for Tuesday.

Samet is a Holocaust survivor who arrived in Israel after WWII. He served in the Israel Defense Forces' Paratrooper’s Brigade before moving to the United States in the 1960s. 

In addition, Pittsburgh policeman Timothy Matson, who was a member of the first response team and suffered multiple gunshot wounds, will also be present.

Other invitees to the event, according to the White House, will be FBI agent Elvin Hernandez, who deals with human trafficking investigations; Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong, and Madison Armstrong, relatives of the late Gerald and Sharon David of Reno, Nevada, who were killed by an illegal immigrant in the start of 2019; Matthew Charles, the first inmate released after the 2018 First Step Act; and Ashley Evans, a survivor of opiate abuse. 


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