Proposed Polish law “historical obfuscation”

January 29, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has strongly objected to a proposed new Polish law which would criminalise suggestions that Poland was responsible for Nazis crimes, calling it “an act of historical obfuscation and an attack on democracy.” Read more

President Reuven Rivlin calls for new ‘vision’ in Israel-Diaspora relationship

January 11, 2018 by  
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has called for a new partnership to be forged between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora to deal with global development issues. Read more

Rivlin invites Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle to honeymoon in Israel

November 29, 2017 by  
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday congratulated the U.K.’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle on their engagement, and invited the couple to visit Israel for their honeymoon.  Read more

Trump hears from Israel

November 10, 2016 by  
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Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken with president-elect Donald Trump who also received congratulations from president Reuven Rivlin. Read more

President Rivlin stresses the Jewish people’s connection to Jerusalem as he is joined by children to decorate the Sukkah

October 16, 2016 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has commented on the expected UNESCO vote questioning the historic connection of the Jewish people to the Western Wall. Read more

Responses to the U.N. Gaza Conflict report

June 23, 2015 by  
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Response from Israeli leadership and the WJC   to the report issued by the United Nations on last year’s Israel-Gaza conflict has been swift. Read more

Jerusalem Day

May 18, 2015 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spoken at a ceremony commemorating Jerusalem Day marking 48 years since the unification of the city. Read more

A president at play

February 22, 2015 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has taken time out from his presidential duties to enjoy the winter wonderland of Jerusalem… Read more

The price of security

January 31, 2015 by  
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Two Israeli soldiers were killed on the country’s northern borders this week. President Rivlin has visited their families. Read more

President Rivlin addresses United Nations

January 29, 2015 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York…and tells its members “never again”. Read more

Child victims of terrorism celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

December 30, 2014 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin, have held a Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration, at the President’s residence for 50 children… victims of terrorist attacks. Read more

Holocaust survivors and the President

December 23, 2014 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin lit Chanukah candles at the President’s Residence, together with survivors of the Holocaust. Read more

An exercise in futility…writes Michael Kuttner

December 12, 2014 by  
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I have just returned from attending the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference held in Jerusalem, at which various personalities imparted to attendees pearls of wisdom and observations about current political developments. Read more

Jews from Arab Lands

December 1, 2014 by  
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The president of Israel has spoken at a ceremony commemorating the First Exit and Deportation of Jews from Arab Lands and Iran Day…an event also remembered in Sydney. Read more

“No war with Islam”…President Reuven Rivlin

November 20, 2014 by  
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Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin has told Israeli TV that “we have no war with Islam”. Read more

The faces of grief

November 20, 2014 by  
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Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin spoke at the funeral of Sergeant-Major Zida Saif who lost his life fighting the terrorists responsible for the Har Nof synagogue massacre. Read more

Israeli president-elect Rivlin contrasts sharply with outgoing Peres…writes Alex Traiman

June 18, 2014 by  
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As a well-respected parliamentarian who has served as the government’s Minister of Communications and the speaker of the Knesset, Israeli president-elect MK Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin has the expected profile for his position. But when he takes the reins in July, Rivlin’s strong nationalistic ideology and low-key international presence will provide an immediate contrast to outgoing President Shimon Peres. Read more