Reuven Rivlin

Herzog pledges to ‘calm things’ as Israel’s 11th president

  • Herzog promised to be ‘the president of everyone,’ adding that the ‘central expectation’ of all Israelis ‘from me, from all of us, is to lower the tone, to lower the flames, to calm things down’
  • While most of the office’s function is to receive foreign dignitaries and other ceremonial roles, the president has the power to grant pardons
By AP ·