Israeli president Isaac Herzog: Iran’s nuclear program threatens US, Israel


President Isaac Herzog told a joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday that Israel’s democracy is based on an independent judiciary and that he was doing everything he could to secure consensus backing for legal reforms as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government advances judicial overhaul legislation back home.

President Isaac Herzog also discussed Israel’s concerns about Iran, its desire for peace with its neighbors and hailed the Jewish state’s relationship with its “irreplaceable” ally the United States.

But his comments regarding the overhaul, which also reportedly came up during Tuesday’s Oval Office meeting, were the most closely watched.

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