RELEASE: REP. HILL STATEMENT ON ISRAELI PRESIDENT ISAAC HERZOG’S JOINT CONGRESSIONAL ADDRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. French Hill (AR-02) today released the following statement after Israeli President Isaac Herzog delivered a joint address to Congress:
"For 75 years, the United States and Israel have consistently forged new paths together with the U.S. being the first to recognize Israel as a state in 1948. A year later, former U.S. President Harry S. Truman met Israeli President Isaac Herzog's grandfather, Yitzhak Halevi Herzog, at the White House. President Herzog's father, former Israeli President Chaim Herzog, addressed Congress in a joint meeting in 1987. This amazing generational leadership is tied to Israel's incredible life as a nation for over seven decades.
"Today, President Isaac Herzog delivered a joint address to Congress to commemorate the strong relationship between our two nations. Throughout this long-standing relationship, the United States and Israel have worked together to strengthen economic growth and counter regional security threats. As the nations with the two largest Jewish populations in the world, we share a long cultural relationship. I look forward to the continued partnership of our nations as we endeavor to promote democracy, economic prosperity, and security around the world."