Speaking from the Senate floor on Tuesday June 16th, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) answers U.S. President Barack Obama, saying that "while the Shoah [Holocaust] has a central role in Israel’s identity, it is not the reason behind its founding, and it is not the main justification for its existence."

The video above presents Menendez's speech in which he explains Jewish rights to the Land of Israel.

Click here for the full text of the speech