June 10, 2014 – New York – AJC congratulates
Reuven Rivlin on his election as President of the State of Israel. He succeeds
Shimon Peres, whose seven-year term ends next month.
“We wish President-elect Reuven Rivlin much
success in fulfilling the duties of this important office, which is vital to the
image and standing of Israel in the global community,” said AJC Executive
Director David Harris. “It is also critical that all Jews, whether in Israel or
elsewhere, feel connected to, and welcomed by, the office of Israel’s
President. In that spirit, as we have with each President since the state’s
rebirth in 1948, we look forward to working closely with Mr. Rivlin after he
takes office on July 24.”
AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization,
was the first American Jewish organization, in 1961, to establish a full-time
office in Israel. Avital Leibovich is the director of AJC Jerusalem.
Date: 6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM