President Rivlin’s schedule for week beginning Sunday, 11 September 2016 / 8 Elul 5776
(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)
Sunday, 11 Sept.
19:25 – President Rivlin will be presented with an Honorary Citizen of Tel Aviv-Jaffa award, at a special ceremony at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Also receiving the honor will be Nobel Chemistry Prize winner Prof. Ada Yonath, author Eli Amir, and former mayor of Frankfurt Petra Roth. The ceremony will take place in the Asia Hall of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv, and will be open to the media. Journalists must RSVP with Adi at 03-5218108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 12 Sept.
10:00 – President Rivlin will host at his residence faith leaders from East Asia, including leading figures from the Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh communities from India, Japan, China, Myanmar, and South Korea. This is the first such delegation to visit Israel under an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at promoting interfaith dialogue. Addressing the event will be President Rivlin, H.H. Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Avdeshanand Giri, spiritual leader of the Hindu community in India, and H.H. Most Ven. Xuecheng, president of the Buddhist Association of China. The meeting will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 09:15. Please RSVP with Jason@president.gov.il.
13:00 – President Rivlin will address at his residence, a delegation of the senior leadership of the World Jewish Congress (WJC). Speaking at the meeting will be President Rivlin, WJC President Ronald Lauder, and Chairman of the WJC Governing Board David de Rothschild, and WJC Treasurer Chella Safra. The meeting will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 12:15. Please RSVP with Jason@president.gov.il.
Tuesday, 13 Sept.
11:00 – President and First Lady Rivlin will welcome to the President’s Residence 160 spouses and partners of foreign diplomats serving in Israel, from around 50 countries. Also speaking at the event will be Julie Fisher, wife of US Ambassador to Israel and president of the Diplomatic Spouses of Israel organization. The meeting will be open to the media (GPO card vholders only). Media arrival no later than 10:15. Please RSVP with Jason@president.gov.il.
12:30 – President Rivlin will address a ceremony at his residence to mark the swearing in of Sheikh Mowafaq Tarif as president of the religious court of appeals of the Druze community. Also participating in the ceremony will be Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked MK. The meeting will be open to the media (GPO card vholders only). Media arrival no later than 11:15. Please RSVP with Jason@president.gov.il.