Herzog, 60, said: "I will go from here to the presidential headquarters in Israel, and begin a journey between the divisions and differences in Israeli society, a journey that aims to find the unifier between the differences, the unifier between the divisions, a journey aimed at discovering us anew," according to "Reuters". ".
He added, "I begin on this path in order to confront the pain, and to begin to treat it directly, and to lend ears to difficulties and fears, even in the most explosive stages."
Herzog pledged to combat anti-Semitism, to strive for peace between Israel and its neighbors, and to help confront the strategic threats to Israel, foremost of which is the Iranian nuclear program.
Herzog is a lawyer and son of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog, who also served as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations.