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        2/3/2013, Shevat 23, 5773

      Rivlin: I Was Disappointed by New 18th Knesset MKs

      Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin had harsh criticism for the 18th Knesset in an interview with Yisrael Hayom in honor of the election of the 19th Knesset. “Some excellent people entered the 18th Knesset, and I hoped they would have significant influence over the content and form of debate,” he said. “My hopes were disappointed.”

      “I watched as those people realized that long-term work would not give them immediate ‘fruits’ of public support, and that only outrage and gimmicks get headlines,” he continued. “They turned to engage in that, instead of taking their role as public emissaries seriously.”