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  3/19/2013, Nisan 8, 5773

Peres: Rivlin Should Not have been Dismissed as Speaker


President Shim'on Peres criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Monday, for ousting Member of Knesset Reuven Rivlin (Likud) from the position of Knesset Speaker, according to a Tuesday-morning report by Ma'ariv/nrg.

During the ceremonial gathering before the swearing in of the government at the Knesset, Peres was heard telling Acting Speaker Binyamin Ben-Eliezer that Netanyahu should not have dismissed Rivlin, adding, "Ruby ran the Knesset in a stately and professional manner." He continued, "One doesn't do things like that. One should be careful of human dignity."