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President Rivlin’s schedule for week beginning Sunday, 6 November
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President Rivlin’s schedule for week beginning Sunday, 6 November

05 November 2016

President Rivlin’s schedule for week beginning Sunday, 6 November 2016 / 5 Cheshvan 5777 

(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson) 


Sunday, 6 November 

10:00 – President Rivlin will address a memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem for the late Nobel Prize Winner and Holocaust survivor and historian Elie Wiesel. Open coverage. Journalists should coordinate in advance with Simmy Allen at 02-6443412 or 


Monday, 7 November 

09:30-12:40 - President Rivlin will receive at the President’s Residence, the diplomatic credentials of newly appointed Ambassadors to Israel from Belgium, Latvia, Switzerland, Greece, and Finland. 


09:30 – Ambassador of Belgium, H.E Mr. Olivier Belle


10:10 – Ambassador of Latvia, H.E Ms. Elita Gavele


10:50 – Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E Mr. Jean-Daniel Ruch


11:30 – Ambassador of Greece, H.E Mr. Konstantinos Bikas


12:10 – Ambassador of Finland. H.E Ms. Anu Saarela 


The ceremonies followed by brief statements will be open to the media (GPO card holders only).  Journalists should arrive no later than 30 minutes before the ceremony they wish to cover.  Please coordinate in advance with Jason at 


20:10 – President Rivlin will address the annual event of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. Also speaking will the Chamber’s chairperson Mrs. Ofra Strauss, and US Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Dan Shapiro. The event will be held at Cinema City in Glilot. Official coverage only. 


Tuesday, 8 November 

09:15 – President Rivlin will address an event held by the Finance Ministry’s Budget Department in memory of four members of the department who fell in the Yom Kippur War in 1973. The event will be held at the ICC in Jerusalem, and will be open to media. Please coordinate with 02-5317201 (Finance Ministry Spox). 


Thursday, 10 November 

10:00 – President Rivlin will hold a working meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dimtry Medvedev. This year marked 25 years of diplomatic relations between Russia and Israel. FPA pool only. Details to follow. 


17:00 – President Rivlin will address the ‘Ner Yizhak’ ceremony marking the opening of the official memorial ceremonies for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin marking 21 years since his assassination. The event will be open to the media (GPO holders only). Media arrival no later than 16:15. Please RSVP with