Rivlin announced as new honorary president of the Israel Institute of Democracy


Former Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has been chosen to fill the vacant post of Honorary President of the Israel Institute of Democracy (IDI), as announced on Monday.

In his new role at the IDI, Rivlin’s tasks will be “to focus on bringing Israelis together and strengthening their commitment to core democratic values ​​and institutions.”

The IDI, established in 1991 and based in Jerusalem, is a non-profit organization that focuses on research and action dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy.

Rivlin is expected to replace former US Secretary of State George Schultz, who died in February.

“Throughout his years in the public service, Rivlin has made closing the gaps in Israeli society a central part of his service,” said IDI board chairman Amir Elstein. “Rivlin is sure to play an important role in conveying the IDI’s message and values ​​to the diverse communities of Israel,” Elstein added.

“[Former] President Rivlin’s intellect and international stature will certainly make a profound contribution to our advocacy and outreach, ”said IDI President Yohanan Plesner, who was also a Member of Parliament from 2007 to 2013.

Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute. (credit: COURTESY IDI)

“The IDI is a beacon of knowledge, expertise and professionalism,” said the former president.

“In a time of overwhelming information abundance, IDI experts possess the unique abilities that enable them to improve Israel’s position and improve the lives of all citizens of the country,” added Rivlin. .

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