In light of the security crisis, President-elect Reuven Rivlin decided to scale down his inauguration ceremony on Thursday.wp
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Rivlin issued a joint statement
saying that “while IDF soldiers are fighting and citizens of Israel are under threat from rockets, we think the ceremony should take place in a more modest and limited format.
“We support the IDF in its mission to bring quiet and calm to all residents of Israel, as soon as possible,” they said.
There will be an honor guard ceremony for Rivlin at the square in front of the Knesset, but the cocktail party in the Knesset’s Chagall Hall was called off.
Meanwhile, Yesh Atid asked the Knesset to cancel its summer recess, which is set to open at the beginning of August. MK Ronen Hoffman wrote a letter to Edelstein asking that he delay the recess by at least a week.