House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have invited Israeli President Isaac Herzog to address a joint session of Congress as the Jewish state prepares to celebrate 75 years since its founding.

“It has always been a point of pride for our country that President Truman immediately recognized the State of Israel at its establishment. Since that landmark moment, the United States and Israel have shared an unbreakable bond rooted in common security, shared values, and friendship,” Pelosi and Schumer wrote. “Across the decades, the United States Congress has been proud to stand in solidarity with Israel on a bipartisan and bicameral basis. It is our hope that the Congress will have the opportunity to hear from you at this historic and joyous milestone in the success of the State of Israel and the U.S.-Israel alliance.”

The joint letter, addressed to Herzog, comes as the president visits Washington for the first time as president, meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and officials from his administration.

A date for the session will be announced later. 


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