Israeli President Herzog Delivers Remarks to Joint Congress

Congress shows strong support for Israel with partisan exceptions.

President Isaac Herzog of Israel spoke before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., this week to celebrate Israel’s 75th anniversary. He spoke against antisemitism and warned of the risk Israel faces to its existence with the aspirations of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. 

“Iran does not strive to attain nuclear energy for peaceful purposes; Iran is building nuclear capabilities that pose a threat to the stability of the Middle East and beyond,” President Herzog told Congress. “Backed by the free world, Israel and the United States must act forcefully together to prevent Iran’s fundamental threat to international security.”

Some legislators chose to skip the joint session in protest of Israel’s decision to build illegal settlements in Palestine. 

“I am not oblivious to criticism among friends, including some expressed by respected members of this House,” President Herzog said, addressing their absence. He went on to say that while he respects the criticism, “One does not always have to accept it.”

He thanked the United States for its support for his country and received a standing ovation at the end of his 40-minute speech.

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Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner, Daily Mail


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