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President Rivlin's Schedule for the Week Beginning on Sunday, 26 June

25 June 2016

President Rivlin's schedule for week beginning Sunday, 26 June 2016 / 20 Sivan 5776  


Sunday, 26 June  

12:00 - President Rivlin will receive at his residence participants of a march from Yerucham to Jerusalem in support of equality in education and welfare. The President will speak to the group, as will Mayor of Yerucahm Michael Biton, and representatives of the groups taking part in the march. The beginning of the meeting will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 11:15. Please RSVP 


19:00 - President Rivlin will be joined by youth players from Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sahknin soccer clubs to watch Germany vs. Slovakia in the Euro 2016, first knockout stage. Both Beitar and Bnei Sahknin are participants in the President's Shield of Honor award which is given each year to the soccer club doing the most to combat racism, violence, and discrimination in sport, on and off the field. Official coverage only. Material will be distributed afterwards. 


Monday, 27 June  

13:30 – President Rivlin will meet at his residence with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon making his last scheduled visit to Israel before he concludes his term in office. Media statements at the beginning of the meeting: VIDEO - FPA POOL ONLY / STILLS, RADIO & PRINT - OPEN COVERAGE (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 12:45. Please note the statements will take place outside. Please RSVP with no later than Sunday 26 June at 12:00. 


18:00 - President Rivlin will address the award ceremony for Outstanding IDF Reserve Units held at his residence. Also addressing the event will be Defense Minister Lieberman, IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot, and representatives of the recipient units. The event will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 17:15. Please RSVP 


Tuesday, 28 June  

Evening - President Rivlin will award the 59th annual Israel Defense Prize, in honor of Eliyahu Golomb. The prize is awarded to people and organizations who made significant contributions to the defense of the State of Israel. Also speaking at the ceremony will be Defense Minister Lieberman, Ministry of Defense Director General, Gen. (Res.) Udi Adam, and other senior figures. Due to the sensitive nature of the event, journalists wishing to attend must coordinate in advance with MOD Spox. (Nadav) at 052-7047044. (No Video/Stills/Recording will be permitted.) 


Wednesday, 29 June  

17:30 - President Rivlin will present the Presidential Volunteer Medal. Now in its 42 year, the medal is awarded each year by the President to 12 recipients; individuals, groups, projects, institutions, or organizations that generate volunteer activity by adults or youth, who have raised a unique contribution for the benefit of the state and society in Israel. The event will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 16:30. Please RSVP 


Thursday, 30 June  

17:30 - President Rivlin will address the Israeli Air force Pilot Training Course graduation ceremony at the Hazerim Air base. Also participating in the ceremony will be Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Lieberman, and IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot. Coverage responsibility of the IDF Spokesperson's office.


20:00 – President Rivlin will address a reception celebrating the 240th Independence Day of the United States of America, hosted by US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and his wife. Also speaking will be Prime Minister Netanyahu and Ambassador Shapiro. Coverage responsibility of the United States Embassy. 


Further details: Jason Pearlman, Foreign Media Advisor,, 052-6328795