The European Jewish Congress (EJC) extends its warmest congratulations to Isaac Herzog, on his election by the Knesset as Israel’s eleventh President.
“In securing the largest ever vote among Knesset members for his election as president, Isaac Herzog has once again demonstrated his openness and connection to all strands of Israeli society. He is a man who throughout his career has always sought consensus and unity and we feel sure that he will use these assets of his character in the service of Israel and the Jewish people in his new role”. Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said.
President-elect Herzog has worked tirelessly throughout his political career with Jewish communities in Europe and around the world and has contributed enormously to positive relations between Israel and the Diaspora, most recently reflected in his service as head of the Jewish Agency.
“As the son of an Irish Jewish immigrant to Israel, we know that President-elect Herzog is attuned to the reality, beauty and challenges of European Jewry. We have no doubt that President-elect Herzog will continue working closely with European Jewry.” Dr Kantor added.
The European Jewish Congress, the representative umbrella organization of European Jewry, looks forward to working with President-elect Herzog in continuing to enhance the ties that so closely bind Diaspora communities with our Jewish state and to his valued contribution to fighting the growing surge of antisemitism and attacks on Israel, the national homeland of the Jewish People.