Reuven Rivlin


Rivlin Denounces Le Pen’s National Front

The French presidential elections cast a shadow on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, as President Reuven Rivlin spoke out against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who was voted into…

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Rivlin Rejects Early Elections as ‘Insane’

Arguably the strongest reaction to the notion of calling early elections came from outside the country on Monday, when Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said that to do so would be…

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Rivlin Hails Vietnam as Free Market Leader

Over four decades after the communists ousted the U.S. from Vietnam, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin stood in the Presidential Palace in Hanoi and hailed the country’s entrance into the family…

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Rivlin Invites British Royal Family to Visit Israel

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin extended an invitation to the British royal family to visit Israel during a meeting with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Yerushalayim on Wednesday. Mr. Rivlin said,…

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Rivlin Comes Out for One-State Solution

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin took a stand Monday on the future of Yehudah and Shomron, declaring his support for annexation of the entire region, with provision for full Israeli citizenship…

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Rivlin to Be Fitted with Pacemaker

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is to be fitted with a pacemaker over the weekend, after doctors said they discovered an irregular heartbeat. The president, 77, will spend about 24 hours…

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President Rivlin in Georgia

President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin began a state visit to Georgia at the Presidential Palace in Tbilisi on Monday morning. The official welcome ceremony was hosted by President…

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Rivlin Opposes Contacts With Europe’s Far-Right

Indirectly rejecting overtures by Austria’s right-wing party toward Israel, President Reuven Rivlin has told Jewish officials that he strongly opposes contacts between European parties with a history of anti-Semitism and…

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Rivlin’s Response: Chanukah Candle Lighting in Beit El

In a personal protest against the U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s settlement activity, President Reuven Rivlin said that he would attend a festive lighting of the chanukiyah in the…

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Top Imams: We’ll Lower Volume at Mosques

At a meeting Tuesday with President Reuven Rivlin, a top Muslim religious leader said that he had instructed mosques throughout the country to lower the volume of their loudspeakers. In…

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A Big Hug for Rivlin in New Delhi

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin received a warm welcome — including a friendly hug from India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi — on Monday, the first day of a weeklong visit, the…

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Israeli Leaders Ridicule UNESCO

Israel’s furious reaction to the UNESCO resolution denying the ancient Jewish connection to Har Habayis intensified Thursday as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin poured ridicule upon scorn.…

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Ukraine Marks Babi Yar Massacre’s 75th Anniversary

Ukrainians marked the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most notorious mass killings of the Holocaust, in a memorial service attended by President Petro Poroshenko, international…

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Rivlin Holocaust Remark Riles Ukrainian Nationalists

Comments made by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin about the role of Ukrainians in the Holocaust sparked denials from nationalist factions following his speech to the country’s parliament on Wednesday. Rivlin…

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Azaria Trial Prompts More Controversy

The trial of IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria has once again generated comments from Israeli leaders that reflect the explosive nature of the issues involved, of the individual soldiers’ response to…

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Rivlin: ‘Peres Is a Fighter, He Will Win This’

President Reuven Rivlin, Israel’s tenth president, on Motzoei Shabbos paid a visit to the bedside of ninth president Shimon Peres, who is still in serious condition after suffering a stroke…

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Paraguayan President Visits Israel

The President of Paraguay, H.E. Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, was in Yerushalayim on Monday, meeting with President Reuven Rivlin during the first such visit by a president from the South…

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