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'Israel always maintains freedom of religion in JM'

President Herzog meets American Jewish leaders from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, vows to balance security considerations and freedom of worship on Temple Mount.

'Israel always maintains freedom of religion in JM'

Pres. praises Jewish group: 'Sanctifying G-d's Name'

Israeli Pres. Herzog hosts Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce delegation at President's Residence in Jerusalem.

Pres. praises Jewish group: 'Sanctifying G-d's Name'

'1 word for kidnapping of Bibas family, Barbarity'

Israeli President reacts on social media to the video of the Bibas family in Gaza. 'Kfir Bibas, just a year old, is the youngest hostage in the world. The whole world must demand and work to #BringThemHomeNow.'

'1 word for kidnapping of Bibas family, Barbarity'

Herzog condemns Brazilian President

President Herzog commented on President Lula da Silva's comparison of Israel's war to the Nazai atrocities. "Just yesterday, I presented a book found in Gaza praising and glorifying Hitler’s ideology and the Holocaust.'

Herzog condemns Brazilian President

'End of the Jews' book found in Gaza home

At Munich Security Conference, Pres. Herzog presents antisemitic texts found in Gaza home; cover depicts swords and daggers piercing through Stars of David, and Jews drowning in a sea of blood.

'End of the Jews' book found in Gaza home

I had a 'good discussion' with Qatar PM

Israeli Pres. Herzog says hostage negotiations are 'complicated, difficult,' praises Qatari PM for 'major efforts,' and 'enormous focus' on the matter.

I had a 'good discussion' with Qatar PM

No operation in Rafah without plan for the residents

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in Munich

No operation in Rafah without plan for the residents

Israeli and German Presidents meet in Berlin

President Isaac Herzog met German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin as part of his state visit.

Israeli and German Presidents meet in Berlin

Pres. Herzog to hold diplomatic meetings

Israel's Pres. Herzog, First Lady Michal, embark on two-day trip to increase international pressure for hostages' release.

Pres. Herzog to hold diplomatic meetings

President Herzog to keep Shabbat on Germany visit

Following public outcry, the Director-General of the President's Residence has clarified that state business will not be conducted on Shabbat.

President Herzog to keep Shabbat on Germany visit

South African case is a blood libel

President Isaac Herzog publishes special op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and writes: 'The South African case, brought in support of Hamas, is a blood libel against the nation-state of the Jewish people.'

South African case is a blood libel

Argentine President thanks Israel for hostage rescue

Politicians praise hostage rescue operation, Israeli Pres. Herzog promises, 'We will continue to act in every way to return all the hostages home.'

Argentine President thanks Israel for hostage rescue

Argentina Pres. horrified by tour of ravaged kibbutz

President Herzog and President Milei of Argentina tour Kibbutz Nir Oz, where 38 were massacred and 77 taken hostage.

Argentina Pres. horrified by tour of ravaged kibbutz

'Biden following footsteps of giants such as Truman'

President Herzog met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken who is in Israel for the 6th time since the October 7th massacre.

'Biden following footsteps of giants such as Truman'

'Oct. 7th survivors - please break your silence'

Pramilla Patten, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, met with First Lady, Michal Herzog to discuss the sexual violence committed by Hamas.

'Oct. 7th survivors - please break your silence'

'Disgusted' by how ICJ hearing twisted my words

'Reality cannot be ignored: Gazans were involved in the slaughter, in the looting, and in the riots of October 7; crowds in Gaza cheered at the sight of Israelis being slaughtered and their bodies mutilated,' Israeli Pres. Herzog notes.

'Disgusted' by how ICJ hearing twisted my words

'Only through unity will we be worthy of sacrifice'

President Isaac Herzog spoke at the 75th anniversary meeting of the Knesset and called for greater unity among all of Israeli society.

'Only through unity will we be worthy of sacrifice'

'An unbearably difficult morning - in a just war'

Israel's political figures lamented the loss of 21 IDF reserve soldiers in a tragic incident in Gaza.

'An unbearably difficult morning - in a just war'

Israeli Pres. marks youngest hostage's birthday

At Davos economic conference, Israeli Pres. Isaac Herzog holds photo of Kfir Bibas, youngest hostage held captive in Gaza, marking infant's birthday.

Israeli Pres. marks youngest hostage's birthday

Hostages’ families to join President Herzog in Davos

As part of the Israeli effort to free the hostages, President Herzog will join a series of policy meetings at the World Economic Forum.

Hostages’ families to join President Herzog in Davos

Tens of thousands bike to demand hostages' release

100 cays in captivity: Global solidarity ride sees tens of thousands take to their bikes to demand hostages' release, 136 riders encircle Tel Aviv Velodrome as mass cycle rides held in at least 40 cities across the world.

Tens of thousands bike to demand hostages' release

Bringing hostages home transcends any disagreement

'The families of the hostages are not alone and cannot be left alone, a united nation stands with you around the obligation to return all the hostages home,' Pres. Isaac Herzog tells families of hostages.

Bringing hostages home transcends any disagreement

100 days of War

Israeli President reflects on the evils Hamas committed 100 days ago and the bravery of the so-called 'TikTok generation' fighting in Gaza, warns of return of divisions pf October 6.

100 days of War

'We're doing the maximum to protect Gaza civilians'

Pres. Isaac Herzog calls out 'hypocrisy of South Africa,' says Israel will 'proudly present our case of using self-defense under our most inherent right under international humanitarian law' in ICJ.

'We're doing the maximum to protect Gaza civilians'

'Harris reiterated to Herzog our support for Israel'

White House releases readout of call between Vice President Harris and President Isaac Herzog: They discussed efforts to prevent the conflict in Gaza from spreading to the broader region.

'Harris reiterated to Herzog our support for Israel'

VP Harris stresses steadfast support for Israel

President Isaac Herzog spoke with US vice-president Kamala Harris this evening, who assured him the USA still stands with Israel.

VP Harris stresses steadfast support for Israel

This is how Hamas trains children in terror camps

During an interview with Meet the Press, Israeli President reveals documents detailing plans for Hamas summer camps.

This is how Hamas trains children in terror camps

'Your security, destruction of Hamas are non-negotiable'

Senator Lindsey Graham meets with Israeli President during visit to Israel, says he is 'determined to break the status quo.'

'Your security, destruction of Hamas are non-negotiable'

'Work for the immediate, unconditional release of our hostages'

President Isaac Herzog called on leaders and people around the world to work for the immediate return of the hostages held by Hamas in Gaza.

'Work for the immediate, unconditional release of our hostages'

'This moment is a test: We will not break, blink, or fall apart'

President Herzog addressed the nation and called to show a united front in the face of the enemy.

'This moment is a test: We will not break, blink, or fall apart'

Israeli Pres. meets Jake Sullivan to discuss hostages' release

Israel's Pres. Herzog, US adviser Jake Sullivan, meet in Tel Aviv to discuss return of hostages, Houthis' attacks in Red Sea.

Israeli Pres. meets Jake Sullivan to discuss hostages' release

'Now isn't the time to talk about a two-state solution'

President Herzog joins high-ranking Israeli officials to speak out against a two-state solution after the war in Gaza.

'Now isn't the time to talk about a two-state solution'

'You have every right and expectation to pressure Hamas'

President Herzog and Prime Minister Netanyahu meeet with Red Cross president Mirjana Spoljaric, demand she work to free the hostages.

'You have every right and expectation to pressure Hamas'

President Biden receives menorah that survived Oct. 7th attack

When Shai Hermesh returned to his destroyed home he found his tefillin (phylacteries) and Menorah were among the only items left unscathed.

President Biden receives menorah that survived Oct. 7th attack

Pres. Herzog urges world leaders to press to release hostages

Attending UN Climate Conference, Israel's Pres. Herzog meets world leaders, receives promises they will push Hamas to free hostages.

Pres. Herzog urges world leaders to press to release hostages

President Herzog meets with Emerati counterpart

The President spoke about the necessity to act in any way possible to free the Israeli hostages held captive by Hamas.

President Herzog meets with Emerati counterpart

'US firmly supports Israel and its right to defend itself'

Sec. of State Blinken: We support Israel's right 'to try to ensure Oct. 7 never happens again,' says 'we mourn loss of any innocent life.'

'US firmly supports Israel and its right to defend itself'

President Herzog to fly to UAE to speak with world leaders

President Herzog will discuss the effort to free hostages with world leaders participating in the COP28 international climate conference.

President Herzog to fly to UAE to speak with world leaders

President Herzog tours Israel-Egypt border

The President reviewed the humanitarian aid Israel facilitates through Egypt and the international organizations in Gaza.

President Herzog tours Israel-Egypt border

Herzog meets Shoshan Haran, who was freed from Hamas captivity

Herzog meets Shoshan Haran, who was kidnapped to Gaza and released this week: You have become a model to be admired.

Herzog meets Shoshan Haran, who was freed from Hamas captivity

Elon Musk: 'No choice but to kill those who insist on murder'

Elon Musk met with President Isaac Herzog and laid out three things he believes Israel must do in Gaza.

Elon Musk: 'No choice but to kill those who insist on murder'

German Pres. President Steinmeier visits Kibbutz Be’eri

President of Germany announces €7m funding to rebuild Kibbutz Be'eri art gallery. 'Even in these days we’re thinking to the future.'

German Pres. President Steinmeier visits Kibbutz Be’eri

Israeli President, First Lady meet their son, who fought in Gaza

During a visit to Kibbutz Be'eri, Israel's Pres. Herzog & wife Michal meet their son, who was called up for reserve duty on October 7.

Israeli President, First Lady meet their son, who fought in Gaza

'Emily was kidnapped at gunpoint by vile murderers'

President Herzog responds to Prime Minister of Ireland, who claimed that nine-year-old Emily Hand was "lost" rather than abducted by Hamas.

'Emily was kidnapped at gunpoint by vile murderers'

'The job isn't done until all the hostages return home'

President Isaac Herzog welcomes release of first batch of hostages: I pray for return of those who are still in the hands of the enemy.

'The job isn't done until all the hostages return home'

Elon Musk to visit Israel next week

Channel 12 News reports that owner of X and Starlink will meet Herzog and Netanyahu and will visit the area near the Gaza border.

Elon Musk to visit Israel next week

'I back and support the hostage release deal'

President Isaac Herzog comments on deal to release hostages which was approved by the government: This is a moral and ethical duty.

'I back and support the hostage release deal'

'Hamas is holding children hostage, where are the protests?'

President Herzog criticizes pro-Hamas protesters in the US, says they support terrorism.

'Hamas is holding children hostage, where are the protests?'

'Iran and its proxies are attacking international order'

Herzog comments on hijacking by Yemen’s Houthi rebels of a cargo ship in the Red Sea.

'Iran and its proxies are attacking international order'

President Herzog: 'Kidnapping children is barbaric'

President Isaac Herzog met with families of the kidnapped children in honor of International Children's Day.

President Herzog: 'Kidnapping children is barbaric'

President Herzog's message of hope to world Jewry

Israeli President says Israel is here for world Jewry just as world Jewry is there for Israel during Hamas war, wave of antisemitism.

President Herzog's message of hope to world Jewry

Pres. Herzog prays at Western Wall for IDF soldiers and captives

President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, prayed this evening at Western Wall Plaza for well-being of IDF soldiers and swift return of captives.

Pres. Herzog prays at Western Wall for IDF soldiers and captives

'In our darkest moment, you stood up and declared: I am here'

Israeli President speaks to 'March for Israel' rally in Washington from the Western Wall.

'In our darkest moment, you stood up and declared: I am here'

'I Unequivocally support Israel and your right to self-defense'

French President calls Israeli counterpart to clarify comments made in BBC interview.

'I Unequivocally support Israel and your right to self-defense'

Mein Kampf found in children's room used as Hamas base

Israeli President tells British media Hamas terrorists motivated by same genocidal hatred of Jews as the Nazis.

Mein Kampf found in children's room used as Hamas base

'Harris emphasized the importance of protecting civilians'

White House on Harris’ phone call with Herzog: She reiterated her support for Israel’s right to defend its citizens.

'Harris emphasized the importance of protecting civilians'

Pres. Herzog speaks with VP Harris on war, antisemitism in US

Israeli President reiterates Israel's commitment to international law in conversation with US Vice President Kamala Harris.

Pres. Herzog speaks with VP Harris on war, antisemitism in US

'How can Hamas supporters have a place at your schools?'

Israeli President writes open letter to heads of American universities and colleges on the outbreak of antisemitism on college campuses.

'How can Hamas supporters have a place at your schools?'

Herzog thanks Schumer for his commitment to Israel

President Isaac Herzog speaks to Senate Majority Leader, thanks him for his efforts to lead wide-ranging support for Israel.

Herzog thanks Schumer for his commitment to Israel

'Gaza is an Iranian base filled with terror'

President Isaac Herzog speaks to journalist Piers Morgan: We have no other choice but to topple Hamas.

'Gaza is an Iranian base filled with terror'