Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Reuven Rivlin was elected to serve the 10th president of Israel, succeeding Shimon Peres:
“I join in congratulating Reuven Rivlin on being chosen to succeed Israeli President Shimon Peres when his term ends next month. With a long record of leadership in the Knesset and as an advocate for a strong and secure Israel, President-elect Rivlin will surely bring to his new role many important qualities that will continue the Presidency’s mission to promote accountable government and represent Israel around the world.
“As Israel continues to seek a secure and peaceful future for its region, the United States will continue to stand by our strong ally. I look forward to working with President-elect Rivlin to advance our nations’ shared goals, and I join as well in congratulating President Peres on successfully completing a term in office that has been the capstone to an incredible career devoted to serving his nation, advancing the cause of justice around the world, and working tirelessly to promote lasting peace.”