Herzog thanks US for wartime support after PM accused White House of withholding weapons

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

President Isaac Herzog meets with a bipartisan group of US lawmakers, June 19, 2024. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
President Isaac Herzog meets with a bipartisan group of US lawmakers, June 19, 2024. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu releases a video panning the Biden administration for ostensibly holding up weapons shipments to Israel – a move that spurred the White House to cancel a high-level Israeli delegation to Washington – President Isaac Herzog tells a bipartisan group of US lawmakers that “if we have anything to discuss, it should be discussed quietly.”

“We are utterly grateful to the United States of America for standing with us in this war,” says Herzog, sitting next to Democratic Congressman Steny Hoyer. “And I’m very grateful to the president of the United States for being here at the beginning of the war and sending a clear message on behalf of the American people.”

He also says that Israelis “respect tremendously the bipartisan support that crosses all divides and conflicts within American society.”

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