The entrance to the presidential compound is temporarily guarded by a mammoth orange-colored monster with enormous gold claws.
In his conversations with the ambassadors of Brazil and Portugal, Rivlin could not resist talking about soccer.
Two men, so different in age and in background, but united in personal grief.
Netanyahu urged grieving families not to ever lose hope.
"When the world is in upheaval because of corona, the warm relations between our two countries are more important than ever," said Anastasiades.
On Israel Family Day, more couples were found desiring divorce due to the pandemic as trust in teacher plummeted.
Rivlin made his way up the mountain to the alpinists' hut by Snow Cat to speak to the unit soldiers and offer a few words of encouragement, as well as his thanks.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
"Each of you has your own way of serving the public," said Rivlin. "You are our hope for the future."
Reuven Rivlin is the first Israeli president to visit a mental health care facility.