Isaac Herzog Makes History As Israel Elects FIRST 2nd Generation President

On Wednesday, Isaac Herzog was elected by the Knesset to serve as Israel's 11th president, following in the footsteps of his father, Chaim Herzog, the nations' 6th president (1983-1993). Herzog will begin his duties on July 9, when President Reuven Rivlin's term ends.

"I will be the president of everyone," Herzog said, referring to the broad spectrum of political parties in Israel. "I will build bridges between different parts of our society."