The Israeli consulate in New York was shut down on Friday after an envelope containing white powder and a death threat to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived to the building, Israel's media has reported.
Workers were reportedly barred from exiting the building, which also houses Israel's UN mission, until the substance could be identified. The consulate has since been reopened after the powder was deemed safe.
The prime minister is due to land in New York this evening, ahead of a UN General Assembly meeting where he will be meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Netanyahu is scheduled to address the assembly on Tuesday.
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