A few weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received more than two dozen standing ovations–from Democrats and Republicans alike–when he spoke before a joint session of the United States Congress.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch these excerpts from his speech, and consider forwarding it to your friends and posting it to your Facebook page.

Netanyahu’s words are a powerful reminder that the friendship between the United States and Israel is one that transcends politics and speaks to our shared values, and our commitment to democracy and quest for peace. May peace come to all the peoples of the Middle East in our time.