הרצוג ברכבתללא קרדיט

Israeli President Isaac Herzog, who met with US President Joe Biden and addressed a joint session of Congress this week, took a train instead of flying from Washington DC to New York City today (Thursday).

Herzog met with Biden at the White House on Tuesday. During the meeting, Herzog addressed the controversy surrounding the Israeli government's planned judicial reforms and said: "My heart and soul is also in Israel, in the heated debate, which we are going through as a society. It is a heated debate, but it is also a virtue and a tribute to the greatness of Israeli democracy."

Yesterday, during his historic address before Congress, Herzog said: "I have great confidence in Israeli democracy. Although we are working through sore issues, just like you, I know our democracy is strong and resilient. Israel has democracy in its DNA."

He called Israel "a country which takes pride in its vibrant democracy, its protection of minorities, human rights, and civil liberties, as laid down by its parliament, the Knesset, and safeguarded by its strong Supreme Court and independent judiciary."

Herzog received applause from the senators and Congressmen 30 times during his speech.