In America’s 220+ year history, there have only been 115 joint meeting addresses delivered by foreign leaders.  Today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel joined Winston Churchill as the only other leader to address the U.S. Congress on three different occasions

As Speaker Boehner said, “This was a speech the American people needed to hear, plain and simple.”  If you have not already watched the address, you can do so here, and keep scrolling to see exclusive photos from today’s historic event.

For more behind-the-scenes photos of the gift exchange between Speaker Boehner and Prime Minister Netanyahu, check out Instagram.