When Biden Bits was posted for Wednesday, President Biden had tweeted 3 times. He added 4 tweets giving him a Wednesday Tweeting Total of 7 tweets and 0 retweets.
The source for the chart says: Data from CME and AAA via Haver…
I found Haver but not the “data” used. I think it’s one of the paid analytics web services.
I did find that the price of Crude Oil per barrel as of the 12th, of July, was $95.84 via EIA.gov. That figure is reflected in the chart by the blue line.
AAA says as of July 13th, 2022, the national average for a gallon of gas was $4.631. That figure is reflected in the chart by the red line.
While today’s headline inflation reading is unacceptably high, it is also out-of-date. Energy alone comprised nearly half of the monthly increase in inflation. Today’s data does not reflect the full impact of nearly 30 days of decreases in gas prices, that have reduced the price at the pump by about 40 cents since mid-June. Those savings are providing important breathing room for American families. And, other commodities like wheat have fallen sharply since this report.
Importantly, today’s report shows that what economists call annual “core inflation” came down for the third month in a row, and is the first month since last year where the annual “core” inflation rate is below six percent.
Inflation is our most pressing economic challenge. It is hitting almost every country in the world. It is little comfort to Americans to know that inflation is also high in Europe, and higher in many countries there than in America. But it is a reminder that all major economies are battling this COVID-related challenge, made worse by Putin’s unconscionable aggression.
Tackling inflation is my top priority – we need to make more progress, more quickly, in getting price increases under control. Here is what I will do:
First, I will continue to do everything I can to bring down the price of gas. I will continue my historic release of oil from our strategic petroleum reserve. I will continue working with our European allies to put a price cap on Russian oil – sapping Putin of oil revenue. And, I will continue to work with the U.S. oil and gas industry to increase production responsibly — already, the U.S. is producing 12.1 million barrels of oil per day and is on track to break records.
But I will also continue to insist – as I have with urgency recently – that reductions in the price of oil must produce lower gas prices for consumers at the pump. The price of oil is down about 20% since mid-June, but the price of gas has so far only fallen half as much. Oil and gas companies must not use this moment as an excuse for profiting by not passing along savings at the pump.
Second, I will urge Congress to act, this month, on legislation to reduce the cost of everyday expenses that are hitting American families, from prescription drugs to utility bills to health insurance premiums and to make more in America.
Third, I will continue to oppose any efforts by Republicans – as they have proposed during this campaign year — to make things worse by raising taxes on working people, or putting Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block every five years.
Finally, I will continue to give the Federal Reserve the room it needs to help it combat inflation.White House.gov. 07/13/2022.
The Jerusalem Post: It was a long wait for Holocaust survivors Gita Cycowicz, 93, a Czech-born survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Rena Quint, 85, a Polish-born survivor of Bergen-Belsen, as they waited to meet with US President Joe Biden. They had been instructed to arrive way ahead of Biden, so they simply sat and waited.
They go on to say that both women immigrated to America after the war were they got their educations, married, and raised families, before settling in Israel.
In finding more information about the two Holocaust survivors, I stumbled onto this bio-ish piece about Giselle “Gita” Cyowicz on Yad Vashem.org.
Here are some snips:
Giselle (Gita) Cycowicz (née Friedman) was born in 1927 in the town of Chust in the Carpathian Mountains, then part of Czechoslovakia. The population of Chust numbered about 20,000, more than a third of whom were Jewish. Her father was a Torah scholar and a Zionist, a rare combination in those parts, and he earned a respectable livelihood as a businessman. Her mother, a rabbi’s daughter, ran a fine household, and raised three well-groomed daughters. Gita was the youngest child in this observant and Zionist Jewish family.
[she says]: My sisters and I had a good childhood. I enjoyed going to school and during our free time we went swimming in the river or climbed up to the fortress on top of the mountain at the edge of town with many of our friends. But all that changed in September 1939, when World War II started.
Despite the relative calmness during the first years of the war, Jews in Hungary were subject to many of the same racial laws enacted in Germany, the “Nuremberg Laws,” which restricted their personal and communal freedoms.
[she says]: my sister and I were no longer able to attend school. Our family lost its livelihood; my mother was forced to rent out our bedrooms to tourists. We had to find a different place in the house to sleep at night
When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, the Jews of Chust were quickly rounded up and incarcerated in the ghetto established in the town.
[she says]: Around five weeks later, we were loaded onto cattle cars and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. During my time in Auschwitz, I was always hungry and cold, and lived, if you can call it that, under the most inhuman living conditions imaginable. We didn’t work in Birkenau, we just stood twice a day for roll call. We lived in constant fear of the next selection. I remember that fear we had, especially for my mother, who was with us in Birkenau, that the Nazis would take her away to the gas chambers because she was older than the rest of the women in the barracks.
Giselle endured five horrific months in Birkenau until she and her sister Helen were transferred to a forced labor camp in one of the subcamps of Gross-Rosen. There the sisters worked in a factory assembling parts for planes. “My sister, cousin and I survived the horrors and, upon liberation on 8 May 1945, began our 600-km journey together back to Chust, where we were miraculously reunited with my eldest sister and mother, who had survived despite the odds.”
In 1948, Giselle made her way to the United States, together with her mother and two sisters. The family settled in Boro Park in Brooklyn, NY, where they worked hard to make a living. At age 56, she was awarded a PhD in psychology.
[she says]: I began to study for my degree in psychology thirty years after I was thrown out of grade school at the age of 12 just because I was Jewish. When my son was three years old, I enrolled him in a nursery school program and went straight to Brooklyn College and signed up to study psychology.Yad Vashem.org.
Rita Quint’s story:
Rena Quint was born as Freida “Freidel” Lichtenstein in December 1935 in the city of Piotrkow Tribunalski, Poland. In 1939, when Rena was three years old, the Nazis invaded and occupied her hometown. In October 1942, her mother and her two older brothers were deported to the extermination camp of Treblinka where they were murdered. Rena, who was not yet seven years old, was deported with her father to a concentration camp, where she pretended to be a boy in order to survive. When Rena’s father was murdered, she was left alone in the camp. She was finally sent to Bergen Belsen concentration camp. In the various camps she was interned she was adopted by different women, but they all died. At the end of the war, Rena went to Sweden, where she was adopted by a Holocaust survivor who passed away a few months later. In 1946, Rena emigrated to the United States with an adoptive mother, also a Holocaust survivor, who after three months also passed away as a result of her poor physical condition. Rena was then adopted by a Jewish couple who didn’t have children. Rena earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and worked as a teacher in schools and, as a lecturer at Adelphi University in New York and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1984, Rena and her husband emigrated to Israel with their four children who were already married. Rena has been volunteering for more than 30 years at Yad Vashem where she meets with groups from around the world.Yad Vashem.org.
Yad Vashem.org quotes President Biden as writing in the guest book at the conclusion of his visit:
It is a great honor to be back – back to my emotional home. We must never, ever forget, because hate is never defeated. It only hides. We must teach every successive generation that it can happen again unless we remember. That is what I teach my children and grandchildren. Never forget.Yad Vashem.org.
There is so much more that can be explored at Yad Vashem.org.
President Biden’s Public Schedule for Thursday July 14th, 2022:
|3:00 AM||Out-of-Town Pool Call Time (10:00 AM Local)|
Waldorf Astoria, JerusalemOut-of-Town Pool
|4:15 AM||The PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel (11:15 AM Local)|
Waldorf Astoria, JerusalemOut-of-Town Pool Spray
|5:30 AM||The PRESIDENT participates in the first Leaders meeting of the “I2U2” group with the Leaders of Israel, India, and the United Arab Emirates (12:30 PM Local)|
Waldorf Astoria, JerusalemOut-of-Town Pool Spray
|7:00 AM||The PRESIDENT participates in a press conference with Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel (2:00 PM Local)|
Waldorf Astoria, JerusalemOpen to Pre-Credentialed Media
|9:45 AM||The PRESIDENT meets with President Isaac Herzog of Israel (4:45 PM Local)|
Beit HaNassi, JerusalemClosed Press
|10:20 AM||The PRESIDENT meets with Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (5:20 PM Local)|
Beit HaNassi, JerusalemClosed Press
|11:20 AM||The PRESIDENT attends a reception hosted by President Isaac Herzog, where he will receive the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor (6:20 PM Local)|
Beit HaNassi, JerusalemOut-of-Town Pool
|12:45 PM||The PRESIDENT greets with U.S. athletes and views the opening ceremonies of the Maccabiah Games (7:45 PM Local)|
Teddy Stadium, JerusalemOut-of-Town Pool
As you can see, his “day” will be over before post time, but here’s a preview of day 2 of his trip to the Middle East:
SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:
Hey, good evening, everybody. Thanks for hanging in there with us, and I apologize for the delay.
I’m just going to do a quick recap of today, and then I’m going to turn it over to my colleague to talk a little bit more detail about tomorrow.
I think as you all know, we arrived this afternoon, Israeli time. This is the President’s 10th trip to Israel. He’s known and had a relationship with every single Israeli prime minister since Golda Meir. So he very much felt in many ways like he was coming home.
Two big muscle movements today. The first was right at the airport where he had a chance to get a briefing from the Israeli Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, who walked him through the Israel Iron Dome technology and system, and also talked to him a little bit about a new promising technology they call Iron Beam, which uses lasers. And it’s a program that Israel was doing in conjunction with the United States Department of Defense, specifically the Missile Defense Agency.
So a pretty impressive technology. The President had a chance to actually see it up close and personal outside the briefing room, and had a chance to talk to the men and women from both armed forces who are working to develop this technology and advance this particular defensive capability.
Worth noting that the Biden administration has provided Israel now with $4.8 billion for its security; that includes $1 billion to help replenish Israel’s Iron Dome. That’s the highest-ever total in a single year. And it’s been a real priority for President Biden to help secure that funding following the conflict in May ‘21 with Hamas in Gaza.
And then, of course, the next big muscle movement today was the visit to Yad Vashem, a memorial that the President knows well. And he was able to lay a wreath and then meet with a couple of Holocaust survivors — a sort of deeply personal, deeply touching but, the President believes, also a very, very important way to start this visit off.
And so that was today, and I’ll pass it off to my colleague who will give you a better sense of what tomorrow is going to look like.White House.gov. 07/13/2022.
SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:
Thanks, [senior administration official]. So, great to be here, everybody.
Tomorrow, the President will start the day meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister, Yair Lapid. And this will be a significant bilateral meeting we’re really looking forward to.
They will discuss a number of issues: of course, President Biden’s and the United States’ strong support for Israel; their ironclad support for Israel’s security — what you heard the President speak to today quite, I think, pointedly, given that this is his first visit here to Israel as President; how to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities — of course, we have very close security cooperation and coordination with the Israelis on a host of security efforts here in the region. The Ukraine — the war on Ukraine, and the need to help the Ukrainians in the face of Russia’s aggressive war is a theme. And, of course, as you heard from the President today, in his opening remarks after landing, how to preserve prospects here for a two-state solution — something he’s believed in his entire life.
The President and the Prime Minister will sign a new joint declaration reaffirming the unbreakable bonds between our countries and expanding on the longstanding security relationship between the United States and Israel.
This declaration is pretty significant, and it includes a commitment to never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon and to address Iran’s destabilizing activities, particularly threats to Israel.
Of course, the keystone U.S. support for Israel’s security is the memorandum of understanding that was originally finalized in 2016 when the President was vice president. And the declaration that will be signed tomorrow will note our ongoing support for that memorandum and support for extending it at an appropriate time.
The declaration will also emphasize support for the Abraham Accords and expanding Israel’s integration into the region, which of course is a theme of this trip. And it will reiterate our shared concerns about a number of global challenges, from food security, to the situation in Ukraine, and of course, support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. And, of course, Israel voted with much of the world in the U.N. General Assembly back in March, condemning Russia’s aggressive war in Ukraine.
We will also tomorrow launch a new U.S.-Israel High-Level Strategic Dialogue on Technology. And this was released today, so some of you may have it. But the strategic dialogue, which has been going on for some time and we’ve now formalized it, is really designed to elevate cooperation between Israel and the United States in four key fields: its technology for future — current and future challenges such as pandemic preparedness; climate Technology, using climate to affect — using technology to affect the climate crisis; artificial technology; and other trusted technology ecosystems.
This is really important because Israel, as you know, has such an innovative and remarkable tech sector, as do we. And we want their tech sector to be connected with ours and looking west as we look to build the technology apparatus for the future.
So we think this new tech dialogue that was now formalized is quite important as we position ourselves for the future.
The President will then participate in the first I2U2 summit with the leaders of Israel, India, and the UAE. And this grouping of countries is unique in how they can work together to tackle global challenges. And a focus tomorrow will be on the food security crisis and also on advancing clean energy.
And I think it’s an interesting moment to be in the Middle East because, of all the global challenges and crises, very few of them, if any, are really emanating here from the Middle East region. And, in fact, countries here in the Middle East region are lending their resources, their ingenuity, their innovation to actually try to tackle those challenges.
And this unique grouping of countries tomorrow — with the UAE and Israel kind of serving as really innovation, entrepreneurial hubs, linking hemispheres — will focus quite a bit on the food security challenge.
And we’ll have a $2 billion project, which the UAE is helping to fund, for agricultural parks in India, which is focused on the food security challenge, among some other things that will be announced.
The President will then meet with President Herzog at his residence, and they will discuss in a bilateral setting a number of issues, including the important regional diplomacy President Herzog has done recently at Jordan, Turkey, UAE, among others; of course, advancing the shared goals of Israel’s further integration into the region and stability here in this region.
As is traditional for U.S. leaders, the President will meet the leader of the opposition, Benjamin Netanyahu. They, of course, go back many years and know each other well. And we are clear, during this visit, that the relationship between the United States and Israel is about the countries, our strategic partnership as two states, not about individual leaders. And I’m sure they will discuss many of the same topics.
Finally, the President greatly looks forward to meeting some of U.S. athletes competing in the Maccabiah Games and viewing a portion of the opening ceremony. This connection between Israel and the American Jewish diaspora is, of course, a very important one with very strong links, and we look forward to highlighting that.
I previewed briefly, before turning it to questions — we also have a very full morning the next day with a visit to the West Bank and East Jerusalem; to the East Jerusalem Hospital, where we’ll be announcing a significant funding package for East Jerusalem Hospital Network; and, of course, an important meeting with President Abbas.
And I think some significant announcements coming then, such as enhancing Palestinian economic opportunities, including with development of 4G capabilities, both in Gaza and the West Bank, and some other things that we’ll be talking about on the Palestinian file as we head into the following morning.
So, with that, I think we can take it — take some questions, and I thank you for listening to the opening.White House.gov. 07/13/2022.
So far for Thursday the White House has released two statements; Joint Statement of the Leaders of India, Israel, United Arab Emirates, and the United States (I2U2) and The Jerusalem U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Joint Declaration.
The 1st statement:
On July 14, 2022, we, the Heads of Government of India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United States, convened for the first leaders’ meeting of the “I2U2” Group. This unique grouping of countries aims to harness the vibrancy of our societies and entrepreneurial spirit to tackle some of the greatest challenges confronting our world, with a particular focus on joint investments and new initiatives in water, energy, transportation, space, health, and food security.White House.gov. 07/14/2022.
We intend to mobilize private sector capital and expertise to modernize infrastructure, advance low carbon development pathways for our industries, improve public health and access to vaccines, advance physical connectivity between countries in the Middle East region, jointly create new solutions for waste treatment, explore joint financing opportunities, connect our startups to I2U2 investments, and promote the development of critical emerging and green technologies, all while ensuring near- and long-term food and energy security.
We reaffirm our support for the Abraham Accords and other peace and normalization arrangements with Israel. We welcome the economic opportunities that flow from these historic developments, including for the advancement of economic cooperation in the Middle East and South Asia, and in particular for the promotion of sustainable investment amongst the I2U2 partners. We also welcome other new groupings of countries, such as the Negev Forum for regional cooperation, that recognize the unique contributions of each partner country, including Israel’s ability to serve as an innovation hub connecting new partners and hemispheres to strategically address challenges that are too great for any one country to manage alone.
Today’s inaugural I2U2 leaders meeting focused on the food security crisis and clean energy. The leaders discussed innovative ways to ensure longer-term, more diversified food production and food delivery systems that can better manage global food shocks.
To this end, the I2U2 leaders highlighted the following initiatives:
- Food Security: The UAE – home to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and host of COP28 in 2023 – will invest $2 billion USD to develop a series of integrated food parks across India that will incorporate state-of-the-art climate-smart technologies to reduce food waste and spoilage, conserve fresh water, and employ renewable energy sources. India will provide appropriate land for the project and will facilitate farmers’ integration into the food parks. U.S. and Israeli private sectors will be invited to lend their expertise and offer innovative solutions that contribute to the overall sustainability of the project. These investments will help maximize crop yields and, in turn, help tackle food insecurity in South Asia and the Middle East.
- Clean Energy: The I2U2 Group will advance a hybrid renewable energy project in India’s Gujarat State consisting of 300 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar capacity complemented by a battery energy storage system. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency funded a feasibility study for the $330 million USD project. UAE-based companies are exploring opportunities to serve as critical knowledge and investment partners. Israel and the United States intend to work with the UAE and India to highlight private sector opportunities. Indian companies are keen to participate in this project and contribute to India’s goal of achieving 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030. Such projects have the potential to make India a global hub for alternate supply chains in the renewable energy sector.
The leaders expressed their determination to leverage well-established markets to build more innovative, inclusive, and science-based solutions to enhance food security and sustainable food systems. The leaders also welcomed India’s interest in joining the United States, the UAE, and Israel in the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate initiative (AIM for Climate). They affirmed that these are only the first steps in a long-term strategic partnership to promote initiatives and investments that improve the movement of people and goods across hemispheres, and increase sustainability and resilience through collaborative science and technology partnerships.White House.gov. 07/14/2022.
The leaders of the United States and Israel, President Biden and Prime Minister Lapid, met in Jerusalem on 14 July 2022, and adopted the following Joint Declaration on the US-Israel Strategic Partnership:
The United States and Israel reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between our two countries and the enduring commitment of the United States to Israel’s security. Our countries further reaffirm that the strategic U.S.-Israel partnership is based on a bedrock of shared values, shared interests, and true friendship. Furthermore, the United States and Israel affirm that among the values the countries share is an unwavering commitment to democracy, the rule of law, and the calling of “Tikkun Olam,” repairing the world. The leaders express appreciation to former Prime Minister Bennett, who led the most diverse government in Israel’s history, and under whose leadership this extraordinary partnership has continued to grow stronger.
Consistent with the longstanding security relationship between the United States and Israel and the unshakeable U.S. commitment to Israel’s security, and especially to the maintenance of its qualitative military edge, the United States reiterates its steadfast commitment to preserve and strengthen Israel’s capability to deter its enemies and to defend itself by itself against any threat or combination of threats. The United States further reiterates that these commitments are bipartisan and sacrosanct, and that they are not only moral commitments, but also strategic commitments that are vitally important to the national security of the United States itself.
The United States stresses that integral to this pledge is the commitment never to allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, and that it is prepared to use all elements of its national power to ensure that outcome. The United States further affirms the commitment to work together with other partners to confront Iran’s aggression and destabilizing activities, whether advanced directly or through proxies and terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The United States and Israel note that nothing better reflects the steadfast and bipartisan support of the United States to Israel’s security than the unprecedented Memoranda of Understanding on security assistance signed by successive U.S. administrations over the last few decades, and that these arrangements demonstrate in word and deed that the United States considers Israel’s security essential to U.S. interests and an anchor of regional stability.
The United States strongly supports implementing the terms of the current historic $38 billion Memorandum of Understanding in full, which honors the United States’ enduring commitment to Israel’s security, as well as its conviction that a follow-on MOU should address emerging threats and new realities. In addition, the United States is committed to seeking additional missile defense assistance in excess of MOU levels, in exceptional circumstances such as the hostilities with Hamas over eleven days in May 2021. Israel appreciates the U.S. commitment to the MOU and for providing an additional $1 billion over MOU levels in supplemental missile defense funding following the 2021 conflict. Further, the countries express enthusiasm to move forward the U.S.-Israel defense partnership through cooperation in cutting-edge defense technologies such as high energy laser weapons systems to defend the skies of Israel and in the future those of other U.S. and Israel security partners.
Israel thanks the United States for its ongoing and extensive support for deepening and broadening the historic Abraham Accords. The countries affirm that Israel’s peace and normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco constitute a critical addition to Israel’s strategic peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, all of which are important to the future of the Middle East region and to the cause of regional security, prosperity, and peace. The countries note that the historic Negev Summit, initiated and hosted by Prime Minister Lapid, was a landmark event in joint U.S.-Israeli efforts to build a new regional framework that is changing the face of the Middle East.
The United States and Israel welcome in this regard the meeting held in Manama, Bahrain on June 27th, forming the Negev Forum on regional cooperation. The United States welcomes these developments and is committed to continue playing an active role, including in the context of President Biden’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, in building a robust regional architecture; to deepen the ties between Israel and all of its regional partners; to advance Israel’s regional integration over time; and to expand the circle of peace to include ever more Arab and Muslim States.
The United States and Israel also welcome the opportunity to participate in a quadrilateral (hybrid) meeting, together with the leaders of India and the United Arab Emirates, in the context of the I2U2 initiative, bringing together these four countries to advance cooperation in economy and strategic infrastructure, and demonstrating the importance of this new partnership, first launched by their Foreign Ministers in October 2021.
The United States and Israel reiterate their concerns regarding the ongoing attacks against Ukraine, their commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and affirmed the importance of continued humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine.
The United States and Israel affirm that they will continue to work together to combat all efforts to boycott or de-legitimize Israel, to deny its right to self-defense, or to unfairly single it out in any forum, including at the United Nations or the International Criminal Court. While fully respecting the right to freedom of expression, they firmly reject the BDS campaign. The two countries will use the tools at their disposal to fight every scourge and source of antisemitism and to respond whenever legitimate criticism crosses over into bigotry and hatred or attempts to undermine Israel’s rightful and legitimate place among the family of nations. In this context, they express their deep concern over the global surge in antisemitism and reassert their commitment to counter this ancient hatred in all of its manifestations. The United States is proud to stand with the Jewish and democratic State of Israel, and with its people, whose uncommon courage, resilience, and spirit of innovation are an inspiration to so many worldwide.
The United States and Israel commit to continuing to discuss the challenges and opportunities in Israeli-Palestinian relations. The countries condemn the deplorable series of terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens in recent months and affirm the need to confront radical forces, such as Hamas, seeking to inflame tension and instigate violence and terrorism. President Biden reaffirms his longstanding and consistent support of a two-state solution and for advancing toward a reality in which Israelis and Palestinians alike can enjoy equal measures of security, freedom and prosperity. The United States stands ready to work with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and regional stakeholders toward that goal. The leaders also affirm their shared commitment to initiatives that strengthen the Palestinian economy and improve the quality of life of Palestinians.
The United States and Israel enjoy extensive bilateral cooperation and dialogue between their two countries in many critical spheres – from groundbreaking collaboration in science and technology, to unique intelligence sharing and joint military exercises, to shared efforts in confronting pressing global challenges such as climate change, food security, and healthcare. To complement the extensive existing scientific and technological cooperation between their two countries, and to bring their cooperation to a new height, the leaders launched a new U.S.-Israel Strategic High-Level Dialogue on Technology to form a U.S.-Israel technological partnership in critical and emerging technologies, as well as in areas of global concern: pandemic preparedness, climate change, artificial intelligence, and trusted technology. This new technological partnership will be designed to boost the countries’ mutual innovation ecosystems and address geostrategic challenges.
In this same spirit, the United States and Israel affirm their commitment to continue their shared and accelerated efforts to enable Israeli passport holders to be included in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program as soon as possible, as well as their support for increased collaboration on operational cyber exchange and on combatting cybercrime. The leaders state that all of these initiatives, and countless other joint endeavors, undertaken between their peoples at every level of government and civil society demonstrate that the U.S.-Israel strategic partnership is indispensable and makes an outsized contribution not only to the good of American and Israeli citizens but also to the good of the Middle East and of the world.
With this record of remarkable achievement and with a sense of the incredible promise that the unparalleled U.S.-Israel relationship holds for the future, the United States and Israel warmly welcome entering the 75th year of this extraordinary partnership.
Signed at Jerusalem on the 14th day of the July, 2022, which corresponds to the 15th day of Tamuz, 5782, in the Hebrew calendar, in duplicate in the English language.
Joseph R. Biden Jr.
President of the United States of America
Prime Minister of the State of IsraelWhite House.gov. 07/14/2022.
We got a third posting, and it’s remarks from the I2U2 Virtual Event. There is no video posted at this time.
President Biden has tweeted…
He’s tweeted 1 time so far for Thursday…
See above posts from the White House.
I found this White House posted live feed of President Biden receiving the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor. If all goes according to my 7:15 a.m. CA., time plan, this will start at the same time I post the article. *fingers crossed*
It set-off earlier than expected. So. Alas. It will be a replay not live.