Israel’s president, army chief arrive in Europe for diplomatic tour

President Reuven Rivlin lands in Germany at the beginning of a trip to Europe, on which he is joined by IDF chief of staff Aviv Kohavi.

Rivlin is expected to meet with the leaders of Germany, France and Austria.

He is expected to discuss various diplomatic issues of concern, including the threats posed by Hezbollah and Iran and well as the International Criminal Court’s decision to probe Israel and the Palestinians for potential war crimes.

Kohavi will brief top officials on security aspects during the trip.

President Reuven Rivlin (L) arrives in Germany at the beginning of a diplomatic trip to Europe, joined by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)