The American Jewish Congress warmly congratulates Mr. Isaac Herzog upon his election as the 11th President of the State of Israel. President-elect Herzog and his family, particularly his father, former President Chaim Herzog, have greatly contributed to Israel’s advancement and progress. Mr. Herzog is an outstanding leader who will ably serve the State of Israel.

A long-time friend of our organization, President-elect Herzog is positioned like no other leader to lead a highly diverse Israeli society and serve as a truly unifying figure. A committed public servant with vast institutional experience, Mr. Herzog has served the State of Israel in different capacities and roles along the years, including as a legislator in the Israeli Knesset, as leader of various Government Ministries, and most recently as Chairman of the Jewish Agency.

We would like to thank outgoing President Reuven Rivlin for his service and leadership. During his mandate, President Rivlin was able to navigate the challenging international situation for Israel, as well as its complex internal political environment. He proved to be deeply committed to the U.S.-Israel relationship and to furthering Israel’s ties with the global Jewish diaspora.

In these trying times, the American Jewish Congress stands firmly with Israel. We look forward to working closely with President-elect Herzog in the days ahead.

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