One of the perks of being president of the State of Israel is that one gets to meet nearly all of the international who’s-who coming here – politicians, diplomats, sporting personalities, academics and stars from the world of entertainment.
Likewise, top names in all of these and other fields get to meet the president of the state, and sometimes the prime minister.
Among the latest in the list of personalities who have met with President Reuven Rivlin is Big Bang Theory
star, actress, author, neuroscientist and social activist Mayim Bialik. She is currently in Israel as a guest of the Foreign Ministry, to participate in the international forum on combating antisemitism.
Bialik, whose name has also been mentioned as a possible torch lighter
for the celebrations of Israel’s 70th anniversary of independence, met with Rivlin on Sunday. The president told her that he had heard a lot about her from his grandchildren.
Bialik is scheduled to speak at the forum about her experiences as an actress who is both Jewish and an outspoken Zionist, and how she has been affected by the climate of antisemitism which is gradually pervading the world.
Bialik told Rivlin that her family came to Israel when she was born and lived in different parts of the country, as a result of which she had grown up with a strong Zionist streak.