Isaac Herzog
Isaac HerzogAmos Ben Gershom/ GPO

Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Thursday addressed a ceremony commemorating VE Day, and the Allies victory over Nazi Germany.

"This is a notable opportunity to thank the State of Israel’s allies also today, and especially to our greatest ally the United States of America," Herzog began.

"I would like to say thank you to President Biden who is a great friend of the State of Israel, and who proved as such from the first day of the war."

He added, "In the context of this morning’s news, it is important for me to say that even when there are disagreements and moments of disappointment between friends and allies, there is a way to clarify the disputes, and it is beholden upon all of us to avoid baseless, irresponsible and insulting statements and tweets that harm the national security and the interests of the State of Israel."

On Wednesday, Biden warned, "I made it clear that if they go into Rafah – they haven’t gone in Rafah yet – if they go into Rafah, I’m not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah, to deal with the cities – that deal with that problem."

He added, "We’re not going to – we’re not going to supply the weapons and artillery shells."