This is what the ceremony of replacing President Rivlin with President Yitzhak Herzog in the Knesset will look like

The Knesset of Israel wears a holiday: In two days (Wednesday), the Knesset will host the events of the declaration of allegiance of the new President of the State of Israel, Yitzhak (Buzi) Herzog, who will replace the outgoing President Reuven (Ruby Rivlin) after seven years.

The festive day in the Knesset will open in the morning when white flowers made of silk will be distributed to the Knesset members, so that they can wear it on the lapel of their clothes. At 16:00, the president-elect will arrive at the Vail plaza in the Knesset, accompanied by a convoy of motorcycles and cavalry. Knesset Speaker MK Miki Levy, Knesset Secretary Yardena Meller-Horowitz, Knesset Director General Gil Segal, Knesset Officer Yossi Griff and Head of the Ceremonies and Events Division, Liat Shimoni-Konitzky, will greet him and on both sides of the red carpet will wave flags Youth groups, which Herzog chose to share in the inauguration events.

In addition, the honor guard of the Knesset Guard and the IDF will display their weapons and trumpet cheers will be heard. 45 IDF orchestra players will play “Hatikva”. Elected President Herzog will review the honor guards, and the miracle of the president and the miracle of the Speaker of the Knesset will be unveiled alongside the national flags. The reception ceremony will be concluded with the laying of wreaths at the feet of Gilad in memory of Israel

Herzog’s statement will be held at a special Knesset plenary session, which will open at 4:30 p.m. About half an hour later, Knesset Speaker Miki Levy will invite the president-elect to lay his hands on the Bible and declare allegiance. After the declaration, two rabbis from the military rabbinate will sound the trumpets, the Speaker of the Knesset will call “Long live the President of the State of Israel” and members of the Knesset and the audience will respond “Long live, long live, long live”.

Outgoing President Reuven Rivlin alongside Yitzhak Herzog (Photo: Yonatan Zindel, Flash 90)

Elected President Yitzhak Herzog and Outgoing President Reuven Rivlin will sit next to the Speaker of the Knesset. The Speaker will speak, followed by the outgoing President, and then the Elected President will speak. The Moran Children’s Choir will sing the song “Dreams” and sign the meeting with the song “Hope”.

At approximately 7:30 PM, President Yitzhak Herzog and his wife Michal are expected to leave the Knesset, marching on a red carpet on either side of the Knesset Guards.


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