Netanyahu meets with Herzog ahead of presidential vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting with Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog, who is running for president.

Netanyahu has refrained from endorsing a candidate in the Wednesday vote. Herzog, a former Labor chairman and opposition leader, is running against Miriam Peretz.

The parliamentary vote for the next president will be held in a secret ballot among the 120 members of Knesset.

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (right) sits next to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an Aliyah Day event in the Knesset on October 24, 2017 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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