Happy New Year (Shana Tova) from President Rivlin

President Rivlin wishes Shana Tova to Jews, Israelis, and the entire world, says Israel is 'brave and determined.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2016, 8:53 PM

Watch: Netanyahu, Rivlin shake hands with PA chairman

Israeli Prime Minister and President both shake hands with PA chairman at the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/30/2016, 8:25 PM

Debate looms over Ukraine's Holocaust memorial event

Senior state historian in Ukraine accuses Rivlin of repeating a Soviet "myth" about Ukrainians' complicity in the Holocaust.JTA, 9/30/2016, 3:21 AM

Rivlin stokes Ukrainian debate over Holocaust complicity

President Reuven Rivlin's accusations of Ukrainian Holocaust complicity cause uproar among Ukrainian nationalists.JTA, 9/29/2016, 3:41 PM

Rivlin returns to Israel ahead of Peres funeral

President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, place a flower on Peres's statue at the Presidential Residence.Hezki Baruch, 9/29/2016, 12:08 AM

Rivlin addresses Ukraine Parliament 75 years after Babi Yar

President Rivlin: 'We must not play a part in the sin of forgetting or denial. Leaders who support anti-Semitic ideas won't be welcomed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2016, 7:35 PM

Israel's president to take questions on Twitter

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to hold a question-and-answer session on his English and Hebrew Twitter accounts.JTA, 9/23/2016, 4:47 AM

Rivlin: Help wounded soldier from Ofra

President Rivlin tells representatives of Samaria town in danger of demolition 'the government must deal with town's status urgently.'Reut Hadar, 9/21/2016, 3:06 PM

Rivlin meets daughter of Mayor who saved Jews in the Holocaust

President Rivlin meets the daughter of Greek Mayor who saved the entire local Jewish community of island of Zakynthos during the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2016, 7:15 PM

President hints that Prime Minister's tenure should be limited

President Rivlin said in a Knesset Channel interview that 'the Knesset was right to limit the president's tenure to seven years.'Yoel Domb, 9/15/2016, 3:01 PM

'You work day and night to protect us'

President Reuven Rivlin visits base of elite police counter-terrorism unit, praises their vigilance and dedication.Ido ben Porat, 9/8/2016, 10:00 PM

Rivlin criticizes nationalist rapper Hatzel

President Reuven Rivlin blasts the "incitement" of the famous rapper who announced that he would join the Likud.Ben Ariel, 8/30/2016, 6:14 AM

'He gave the best years of his life to the State'

Rivlin, on Benyamin Ben-Eliezer: 'We recall his love of this country, his dedication to its security and everything he gave to it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2016, 8:23 PM

Rivlin sends letter of condolence to Italian counterpart

"Our thoughts are with you and the people of Italy at this very difficult time," Rivlin writes Italian counterpart following earthquake.Ben Ariel, 8/25/2016, 3:45 AM

Rivlin to Yarden Gerbi: You are our champion

Israeli President phones Israeli judoka who won Israel's first medal at the Olympic Games in Rio.Nitsan Keidar, 8/10/2016, 12:03 AM

Convicted former president: 'I have no energy to fight'

Former president Moshe Katzav has decided not to appeal the Parole Board's sentence. "I do not want to prove my innocence"Rachel Kaplan, 8/4/2016, 5:30 PM

Pictures: President Rivlin visits new IDF draftees

On the day of IDF August draft, President Reuven Rivlin pays the fresh recruits a visit to offer them encouragement for their new journey.Orly Harari, 8/2/2016, 3:51 PM

2016 Olympics: Israel's largest-ever delegation ready for Rio

Israeli delegation set to compete in Rio de Janeiro Olympics beginning Friday, hoping to bring home some medals after missing out in 2012.Marcus Moraes-JTA, 8/1/2016, 10:50 PM

Swearing-in ceremony for Supreme Rabbinical Court - in pictures

Nine new Supreme Rabbinical Court judges sworn-in Sunday at Presidential Residence in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2016, 4:30 PM

Doctors confirm President Rivlin is in excellent condition

President Reuven Ruvlin undergoes routine medical checkup. Doctors say he is in excellent condition, should stay fit and watch food intake.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2016, 10:57 AM

Few MKs show up for Knesset's Lebanon war memorial

Knesset event commemorating Second Lebanon War includes President, dignitaries, soldiers, bereaved families. Only the MKs skipped out.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2016, 8:17 PM

Rivlin: Paraguay is a true friend of Israel

President Reuven Rivlin welcomes Paraguayan counterpart making the first state visit by a president of Paraguay to Israel.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2016, 3:08 AM

President Rivlin sends condolence letter to French president

President Reuven Rivlin declares solidarity with France following latest terror attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2016, 11:01 AM

Rivlin to Muslim leaders: Stop the next murder

President Rivlin hosts Muslim leaders for iftar dinner, urges Palestinian leadership to stop the next terrorist attack.Ido Ben Porat, 7/4/2016, 5:46 AM

Israeli presidents past and present bid farewell to Elie Wiesel

'Hero of the Jewish people, giant of humanity'; President Rivlin, Shimon Peres, pay tribute to Elie Wiesel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2016, 11:39 PM

Rivlin: We're committed to relations with the United States

President Reuven Rivlin speaks at Fourth of July celebration at the home of Ambassador Dan Shapiro.Nitsan Keidar, 7/1/2016, 12:12 AM

UN Ambassador: 'Abbas revealed his true colors'

Danny Danon denounces PA President Mahmoud Abbas for refusing to meet with President Rivlin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2016, 8:41 PM

EU-backed Rivlin-Abbas meeting fails to materialize

EU plan for Reuven Rivlin, Mahmoud Abbas fails when Abbas refuses to talk without 'preparation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2016, 6:43 PM

Abbas: Israel is committing mass-murder

Palestinian Authority president blasts Israel's 'occupation' as 'genocidal' during speech to European Union parliament.David Rosenberg, 6/23/2016, 2:10 PM

Abbas refuses to meet Rivlin

Palestinian Authority president refuses European Union-brokered meeting with Israeli presidentArutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2016, 12:54 PM

Rivlin: French initiative suffers from 'fundamental faults'

President Rivlin speaks to European Parliament, says the current conditions are not right for peace talks.Uzi Baruch, 6/23/2016, 4:13 AM

Belgian church bells chime Israeli anthem for President Rivlin

Belgian Catholic church plays Hatikvah in honor of a visit by the president of the Jewish state.JTA, 6/22/2016, 5:49 AM

EU to offer 'unprecedented package' to induce peace deal

In first official EU visit at president, Reuven Rivlin says Israel-EU relations should continue independently of conflict with Palestinians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2016, 5:26 PM

Erekat blasts Rivlin for visiting 'illegal settlements'

PLO Secretary-General blasts President Rivlin's tour of the Binyamin region.Ben Ariel, 6/8/2016, 5:46 AM

Rivlin: I told Obama two-state solution is 'irrelevant'

Israeli President recounts conversation with Obama at the White House, during tour of Samaria's Binyamin Region.Eliran Aharon, 6/6/2016, 1:45 PM

Netanyahu promises not to redivide Jerusalem

In Jerusalem Day ceremony PM vows 'never to return to reality of a torn city' and urges peace talks - even as Abbas demands division.Ari Yashar, 6/5/2016, 9:28 PM

Samaria medical center to 'build bridges of trust'

Ariel University school of Health Sciences to sponsor Jewish-Palestinian center; move hailed by President Rivlin, Education Min. Bennett.Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2016, 6:11 PM

Rivlin celebrates Jordan as Israel’s ‘proud partner’

President Rivlin marks Jordanian Independence Day by addressing reception hosted by Jordan's Ambassador to Israel.Shoshana Miskin, 5/26/2016, 10:46 PM

'Tell us a new story of ourselves on every page'

President Reuven Rivlin speaks about the life-saving qualities of a good story in opening remarks to Writers' Festival.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/25/2016, 9:49 PM

Rivlin tells German MPs: Criticise, don't delegitimize

Rivlin makes clear that there is a line between constructive criticism and anti-Semitic delegitimization in meeting with German delegation.Tova Dvorin, 5/24/2016, 4:44 PM

Rivlin to French PM: Only direct negotiations will bring peace

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin rejects idea of French-brokered talks in meeting with French PM.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/23/2016, 2:47 PM

Rivlin is 'greatly saddened' by Ya'alon's departure

President says resignation is 'understandable, even appropriate,' but hopes outgoing minister will 'soon return to serve.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2016, 1:23 PM

Rivlin wants stronger ties with Africa

President Rivlin meets with Ivory Coast FM, declares that Israel aims to obtain observer status in the African Union.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2016, 2:22 PM

President Rivlin welcomes Israel Bond representatives

Rivlin hosts delegation of 140 representatives in celebration of the organization’s 65th anniversary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2016, 2:57 PM

Independence Day in Jerusalem

President Rivlin hosts opening of Thursday's Independence Day festivities with Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2016, 9:42 AM

President Rivlin: We must keep up our hope

President Reuven Rivlin offers special message to friends of Israel around the world on Israel's 68th Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2016, 1:42 PM

'The Promised Land is also a dream, a responsibility'

President Reuven Rivlin welcomes MLK III and Unsung Heroes award recipients in special ceremony Sunday.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/8/2016, 8:12 PM

Disgraced ex-president Katsav submits clemency request

Convicted rapist, ex-President Moshe Katsav, submits request for early release to President's Office.Ari Soffer, 5/8/2016, 2:10 PM

President Rivlin hosts French Jews, Muslims and Christians

Israeli President receives standing ovation from French delegation, laments anti-Semitism but hails French Jews' courage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2016, 6:18 PM

Katzav's wife met with Rivlin twice

Gila Katzav, wife of former president, reportedly met twice with current President Reuven Rivlin to discuss a pardon for her husband.Ben Ariel, 5/2/2016, 12:13 AM

Japan's business leaders come to learn Israeli 'chutzpah'

In a sign of ever growing bond, Japan Association of Corporate Executives picks Israel as first destination to learn key to innovation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2016, 4:28 PM

Rivlin considering clemency for Katzav

President Rivlin to weigh granting clemency to Katzav over declining health.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2016, 7:57 AM

Rivlin, Netanyahu meet after PM's Russia trip

Both dignitaries wish Israel a happy Passover with unity and security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2016, 11:59 AM

Watch: President Rivlin sells chametz to Chief Rabbi

President Rivlin sells all of the chametz in his residence to Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Jerusalem’s Chief Sephardic Rabbi, ahead of Passover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2016, 5:10 PM

Rivlin: If Abbas is serious, I am ready to meet with him

During a meeting with Czech Foreign Minister, President Rivlin discussed a possible meeting to negotiate with the Palestinians.Shoshana Miskin, 4/4/2016, 2:47 PM

Rivlin to Greek Pres: 'Greeks, Israelis have always been close'

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos: 'We won't allow expressions of hatred between people, which is the source of racism, anti-Semitism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2016, 5:15 PM

Rivlin: Israel very concerned over ISIS threat to Turkish Jews

In talks with Turkish Jewish leader, Israeli president is first official to comment on reports of ISIS plans to massacre Jewish children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 9:17 PM