President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday hosted a delegation of 140 Israel Bonds representatives together with Izzy Tapuchi, the organization's president.
Rivlin welcomed the delegates from all over the world and congratulated them on the organizations 65th anniversary. "I have witnessed the miracle of seeing the ‘desert bloom’, and the ‘hi-tech boom' - we could not have achieved all this without your support.”
“Israel Bonds is not just a way to show support for Israel, it is a way to show faith in Israel; faith in our growth, faith in our development, and faith in our future,” said the president.
Rivlin further addressed the socio-economic challenges the country faced as a result of the changes in society and gaps between the different communities.
"The President's Office is proud to be involved in a number of projects, bridging the gaps; in schools and on the sports field, in the classroom and in the workplace,” he said.
Israel Bonds is the commonly-known name of Development Corporation for Israel (DCI), the U.S. underwriter of debt securities issued by the government of Israel.