North Antrim MP Ian Paisley said.
"I wish to congratulate my friend and grandson of Belfast, Isaac Herzog on his election to the Presidency of Israel.
Isaac has a great pedigree. His father was a Belfast boy who helped form the state of Israel and became its President now bears witness to the second generation succeed to that post.
I congratulate Isaac and wish him well as he handles a most difficult situation in Israel. He will be up to the job and I look forward to seeing him again in Belfast soon and welcoming him here."