During his speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition, President Donald Trump recognized two heroic Hasidic Jews from Boro Park who saved an Israeli police officer during a May 2017 stabbing attack in Jerusalem.
Simche Czin and Mordechai Lichtenstadter were walking through the Old City after Davening at the Kosel on Shabbos, when they came across the terrorist stabbing policeman Naaman Fares.
Lichtenstadter jumped into action, pulling the terrorist off of Fares, who, despite being wounded, managed to shoot the attacker dead.
As they waited for emergency responders to arrive, Czin used his Tallis to stem Fares’ bleeding.
Czin and Lichtenstadter were both presented with a Civil Exemplary Decoration by Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer and Police Commander Attaché Yitzhak Almog — becoming the first non-Israelis to ever receive the citation.