June 10, 2014 — New York, 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.