President Rivlin hosts Arab leaders ending Ramadan

'Partnership between us, Jews and Arabs, children of this land, is reality stronger than any evil wind which may wish to uproot it.'

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Mordechai Sones,

Reuven Rivlin attends an Iftar meal together with Muslim Arab parliament members (archive)
Reuven Rivlin attends an Iftar meal together with Muslim Arab parliament members (archive)
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Yesterday (Monday) evening, President Reuven Rivlin hosted Muslim leaders from Israeli society, along with foreign diplomats from Muslim states, for a traditional Iftar meal, marking the end of the day’s Ramadan fast.

The President said: "You are the reason that I wholeheartedly believe that we can and will overcome the challenges before us. There have and there will be difficult periods, but we will persevere. This is our duty, this is the mission of our generation. To ensure for our grandchildren a future in which it is understood that we are not doomed to live together; we are destined to live together."

Also addressing the event was President of the Shariya Court of Appeals, the Qadi Abed Alhakim Samara, Chairman of the Arab Regional Council Heads and Mayor of Sakhnin Mazen Ganim, as well as Rabbi David Menachem. The Ambassadors to Israel from Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Kazakhstan were in attendance.