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Rivlin hosts his elected successor Herzog at the President’s Residence: ‘Feel at home’

President Reuven Rivlin hosts President-elect Isaac Herzog at his official residence in Jerusalem, before the end of his seven-year term next month.

“Mr. President-elect, welcome, feel at home. There are not many people who can say that the President’s Residence is their home,” Rivlin tells Herzog, according to a statement from his office.

Herzog, the chairman of the Jewish Agency and a former Labor party leader, was selected by the Knesset in a secret ballot last week as Rivlin’s successor.

Herzog taps Eyal Shviki, his chief of staff at the Jewish Agency, to work with the director-general of the President’s Residence on the presidential transition.

President Reuven Rivlin (R) hosts President-elect Isaac Herzog at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem on June 7, 2021. (Mark Neyman/GPO)
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