President Rivlin’s schedule for week beginning Sunday, 30 October 2016 / 28 Tishrei 5777
(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)
Sunday, 30 October
10:00 – President Rivlin will open the new academic year on a visit to the Bezalel Academy, a participant in the President’s flagship ‘Israeli Hope’ initiative. The President will meet with students, graduates, and lecturers from different communities. The visit will take place at the Bezalel Academy on the Hebrew University Mt. Scopus Campus. Open coverage. Media must coordinate with Michal at 052-5348612.
Monday, 31 October
10:00 – President Rivlin will host a delegation of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors, together with Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky. The meeting will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 09:45. Please RSVP with Jason@president.gov.il.
12:00 – President Rivlin will hold a working meeting with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy. Before the meeting, both Presidents will deliver statements. The statements will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 11:00. Please RSVP with Jason@president.gov.il.
16:00 – President Rivlin will address the opening of the third session of the 20th Knesset. The event will be held at the Knesset and will be open to the media. Journalists must coordinate in advance with the Knesset Events Dept. at 02-6753538.
Tuesday, 1 November
09:45 – In a unique and special event at the President’s Residence, the President will greet 140 students from across the Amal School network including Jews, Arabs, religious, and secular Israelis who will form a human chain around the (internal) perimeter of the President’s Residence. The President will then host the students for a Q&A in the hall (10:30). The Amal Schools are participants in the President’s “Israeli Hope” initiative which seeks to build understanding and a shared vision for the future between all the sectors of Israeli society. The event will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival for the human chain photo - no later than 09:00. Media arrival for the Q&A - no later than 09:45. Please RSVP with Jason@president.gov.il.
15:00 – President Rivlin will address the official memorial ceremony for Rehavam Ze'evi, marking 15 years since his assassination. Also speaking will be Prime Minister Netanyahu, and members of the family. The ceremony will be held on Mt. Herzl; details to be issued separately.
Wednesday, 2 November - State Visit of Governer General of Canada
09:30 – President Reuven & First Lady Nechama Rivlin will host at the President’s Residence, an official welcome ceremony for Governor General of Canada H.E. The Right Honorable David Johnston and his wife H.E. Mrs. Sharon Johnston, on the occasion of the first official visit by a Canadian Governor General to Israel. The President and the Governor General will join the delegations for the national anthems, before going on to review a guard of honor, and deliver brief public statements. They will then hold a working meeting during which they will discuss the strengthening of bilateral ties between the two countries. The ceremony and public statements will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 08:15. Journalists must RSVP to Jason@president.gov.il. Please note a photo-op at the beginning of the working meeting will be official photographers only.
19:00 – President & First Lady Rivlin will host at the President’s Residence, a state dinner in honor of the visit of Governor General of Canada H.E. The Right Honorable David Johnston and his wife H.E. Mrs. Sharon Johnston. Both the President and the Governor General will deliver addresses at the beginning of the evening. Official coverage only.