Herzog says he’ll ‘build bridges, safekeep foundations of our democracy’

In his first speech after being elected president, Isaac Herzog says he intends “to build bridges” within Israeli society and with the Jewish diaspora, to encourage entrepreneurship, “fight antisemitism and hatred of Israel” and “to safekeep the foundations of our democracy.”

“I accept upon myself the heavy responsibility you have placed upon me. I accept the privilege of serving the entire Israeli public,” he says.

Presidential candidate Isaac Herzog before the vote, June 2, 2021. (Dani Shem Tov/ Knesset)
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