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.