Following President Biden’s Oval Office address tonight, Democratic Majority for Israel President & CEO Mark Mellman released the following statement:

“In a poignant Oval Office address tonight, President Biden provided moral clarity and principled leadership in response to Hamas’ barbaric invasion of Israeli communities on October 7th. Having just returned from an extraordinary wartime trip to Israel, he reaffirmed his ironclad support for Israel’s effort to dismantle Hamas and underscored the crucial role of American leadership in safeguarding our national security by supporting our critical partners, Israel and Ukraine. He forcefully and eloquently drew parallels to the wars in Israel and Ukraine, emphasizing that America must support allies who are facing existential threats. As President Biden said, supporting aid to Israel and Ukraine is ‘a smart investment that’s going to pay dividends for American security for generations.’

“As the world prays for the safe release of the nearly 200 hostages abducted by Hamas, President Biden’s words tonight offered comfort and hope.”