Facebook’s COO Sandberg thanks Rivlin for ‘working to bring people in this beautiful country together’

August 14, 2019 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has met Facebook’s Chief Operating Officere Sheryl Sandberg, who is visiting Israel as part of her tour of the region with her family.

President Reuven Rivlin and Sheryl Sandberg III Photo: Mark Neiman/GPO

Sandberg, an American Jew, appears regularly on lists of the world’s leading businesswomen, including in Forbes and I-Fortune. She spent short periods of time in Israel when growing up, but this is her first visit to the Jewish state in years.

During the meeting, Sandberg presented Rivlin with a signed copy of her book “Option B,” which deals with adversity and resilience and how difficult experiences are opportunities for growth, adding her condolences on the recent passing of Rivlin’s wife Nechama.

The book focuses on the feelings of loss she experienced following the sudden death of her husband Dave Goldberg in 2015.

She also presented the president with a set of virtual reality goggles.

Rivlin told Sandberg that what she does is a source of inspiration for people all around the world.

After the meeting, Sandberg wrote on Facebook that she was “honored” to meet with Rivlin in Jerusalem.

“I admire him for standing up for diversity and kindness across the country. His wife Nechama did the same before she passed away in June, dedicating her time to supporting children through the arts and a wonderful community garden. We both know what it’s like to lose someone you love – and to honor their memory by trying to do good in their name,” she said.

“Thank you, President Rivlin, for a special meeting and for working to bring people in this beautiful country together,” she concluded.


One Response to “Facebook’s COO Sandberg thanks Rivlin for ‘working to bring people in this beautiful country together’”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    I hope she enjoys her family tourist trip but is does not cease my concern that Facebook, twitter, Airbnb and Uber are “anti social” media cancers.

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