WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced on Wednesday that Connecticut resident Jody Ellant will be his guest to President of Israel Isaac Herzog’s address to a joint session of Congress.

“Jody is prominent leader in her community and an active member of the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut, and I am looking forward to her joining as my guest for President Herzog’s address to Congress. Israel is a partner and ally without comparison, and President Herzog’s visit to Washington this week reflects the deep ties between our countries. As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Israel, the United States is committed to strengthening our relationship, combatting anti-Semitism around the world, and securing Israel’s future as a Jewish, democratic state,” said Murphy.

“As a proud Jewish American, I am honored to be given the opportunity to be present for the historic address by Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Congress on the 75th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel. Israel was built upon the ashes of the Shoah, which directly resulted from the perils of fascism.  It is crucial in our current day that both Israel and the United States commit themselves to work together towards democracy, justice, and equity for all,” said Ellant.