Herzog speaks with US VP Harris, who stresses Israel’s right to defense

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

US Vice President Kamala Harris shakes hands with President Isaac Herzog as they speak to the media prior to a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, July 19, 2023. (SAUL LOEB / AFP/File)
US Vice President Kamala Harris shakes hands with President Isaac Herzog as they speak to the media prior to a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, July 19, 2023. (SAUL LOEB / AFP/File)

President Isaac Herzog speaks with US Vice President Kamala Harris.

According to Herzog’s office, Harris sends her condolences to the Israeli people, and stresses Israel’s right to defend itself.

She says that the US will stand by Israel’s side throughout the war.

Herzog tells Harris that Israel will deal harshly with Hamas.

Yesterday, Harris tweeted: “Doug’s and my prayers are with the victims of the heinous terrorist attacks in Israel,” adding that her “support for Israel’s security is unwavering.”

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