Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has pledged to donate more than $100,000 to the Israeli emergency rescue service United Hatzalah.
The gift was inspired by his friend, billionaire Stewart Rahr, to buy four ambucycles, each costing $26,000. Last month, Rahr arranged through his own contribution and that of his friends to donate 50 ambucycles to the group. Rahr, a well-known New York figure who calls himself “The King of Fun,” has known Trump for several years. United Hatzalah is the first and largest rapid-response all-volunteer service in Israel. It has a fleet of more than 250 ambucycles and uses state-of-the-art patented GPS technology. Trump was an Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s vocal supporter.