President Rivlin received President Lungu and welcomed him warmly to Israel. “Mr. President, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to Israel, the Holy Land, where you can walk in the footsteps of the prophets,” he said, and added, “There is only a small Jewish community in Zambia, but there is a Jewish Museum – a sign that while we build the future, we must remember the past and thank Zambians for the open arms with which they received Jewish refugees from Europe.”
President Reuven Rivlin this morning (Tuesday), welcomed the leaders of Christian communities in Israel for the traditional annual reception to mark the civil New Year. The event was held in cooperation with the Minister of Interior and was attended by Interior Minister Aryeh (Makhlouf) Deri. Representatives of the Christian communites included, Greek Patriarch Theophilos III, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, and Armenian...
President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin this morning (Monday) hosted an official welcoming ceremony for President of Guatemala H.E. Jimmy Morales and First Lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales, marking their official visit to the State of Israel. The President and First Lady received their guests on the red carpet before the national anthems were played, after which both Presidents reviewed an honor guard and delivered brief statements.
President Rivlin lays wreath in memory of the victims of the Mumbai attacks, meets Jewish community leaders, and concludes visit by unveiling a memorial plaque for the victims of the Chabad House terror attack (Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)
President Rivlin: “India is an important ally and close friend of Israel. This visit is a sign of the strong relations and friendship between our peoples, and I hope will plant the seeds for that friendship to grow closer and closer.”