Israel Elects Isaac Herzog, 11th President
Isaac Herzog, Michal Herzog and President Reuven Rivlin in April 2017. Photo by Kobi Gideon, Israeli Government Press Office

Israel’s Knesset elected Isaac Herzog as its 11th president. Herzog was formally head of a parliamentary faction and most recently head of the Jewish Agency. With centrist political orientations, he fills this mostly ceremonial Israeli leadership position with a distinctive orientation toward building positive relations with Jews in the diaspora. Herzog’s views on strengthening Israel-Diaspora relations are found here.