Israel President: "America is irreplaceable to Israel, and Israel is irreplaceable to America."
JUNE 19, 2023 — Israeli President Isaac Herzog gave a speech to a joint session of Congress today, commemorating 75 years of Israeli independence.
In his speech, Herzog stressed that "allowing Iran to become a nuclear threshold state is unacceptable."
“I am not oblivious to criticism among friends, including some expressed by respected members of this House,” he also said. “I respect criticism, especially from friends, although one does not always have to accept it. But criticism of Israel must not cross the line into negation of the State of Israel’s right to exist. Questioning the Jewish people’s right to self-determination, is not legitimate diplomacy, it is antisemitism.”