Resolution on the Election of a New President of Israel by the Knesset

Whereas the president of Israel is elected by the members of the Knesset to serve as the head of state;

Whereas the office of the president represents national values and norms and is the official representative of all sectors of the population; and

Whereas the president of Israel as head of state symbolizes national unity for the citizens of Israel and between the citizens of Israel and Diaspora Jewry.

Therefore be it resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly call on the Knesset to elect a president dedicated to pluralism and to the proposition that Israel is a Jewish and democratic State; and

Be it further resolved that the home of the president be open equally to Jews from all streams of Jewish life; and

Be it further resolved that the newly elected president of Israel strive to unite all Jews by encouraging dialogue and establishing warm relations between Israelis and Diaspora Jewry.

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, February, 2007