Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and South Asian American in the role.

Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the number two slot.

After Tuesday's announcement, Harris tweeted that Biden "can unify the American people because he's spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he'll build an America that lives up to our ideals."

We asked Heather Stone, the Chair of Democrats Abroad, Israel for her reaction to the appointment of Kamal Harris as running mate.