President Biden's recent Oval Office address on the wars in Israel and Ukraine. In his speech, Biden urged Americans to stand by Israel and Ukraine as they face their respective adversaries, and he made the case for billions in aid to both countries.
Biden argued that the United States must support Israel and Ukraine because they are both democracies that are under attack by authoritarian regimes. He also said that supporting these countries is in America's own national security interest, because if they fall, it will embolden other authoritarian regimes around the world.
Biden's speech was met with mixed reactions. Some praised him for his strong leadership and for his unwavering support for Israel and Ukraine. Others criticized him for asking for more money for foreign aid, especially at a time when the United States is facing its own economic challenges.
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The president addressed the nation from the Oval Office Thursday night, a day after he visited with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli officials in Tel Aviv. Biden and Israeli officials discussed the ongoing war, and the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Gaza Strip.
The president said he will send Congress an "urgent budget request" on Friday "to fund America's national security needs to support our critical partners, including Israel and Ukraine is a smart investment that's going to pay dividends for American security for generations."
The president said the package, if approved, will help to "keep American troops out of harm's way, help us build a world that is safer, more peaceful and more prosperous for our children and grandchildren in Israel."