Rivlin meets LA Mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gives Rivlin a skateboard as a gift.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Rivlin and Eric Garcetti
Rivlin and Eric Garcetti
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President Reuven Rivlin met on Monday with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

During the meeting, the two discussed the strong ties between Israel and the United States and the courageous connection between cities in Israel and Los Angeles. The president invited the mayor to visit Israel in order to better get to know Israeli society. The two discussed the regional situation, the Iranian presence in Lebanon in particular and in the region in general, and the red lines that the state of Israel has set in its policy in light of the recent security developments.

At the conclusion of their meeting, the mayor gave the president a skateboard with a special dedication that reads: "To President Rivlin with love and friendship from Los Angeles, Israel's largest city, outside of Israel." The president promised to practice using the skateboard with his grandchildren upon his return to Israel.

Rivlin is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), at the invitation of the organization’s leadership.

Rivlin’s address at the General Assembly will mark his first major speech outside Israel to the Jewish community in North America.