President Isaac Herzog pays a visit to the headquarters of the Witness Protection Authority, which was established in 2008. The body provides protection to witnesses and their families who testify against figures involved in organized crime.
“Your work is hidden from public view but it is important and necessary for our lives as a people and as a state,” Herzog tells the authority’s staff, according to his office. “I want to thank you on behalf of the whole of Israeli society. You are contending with organizations that in their conduct and character behave like terror organizations, and therefore what you are doing is a war on terror, as simple as that.”