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Rivlin picks fight with El Al flight crew

Former President of Israel Reuven Rivlin had an unpleasant experience on a flight to Israel after seating changes parted him from his wife.

Rivlin picks fight with El Al flight crew

IDF bids farewell to President Rivlin

Outgoing president meets 70 soldiers who he had awarded during his term in office in last meeting with IDF.

IDF bids farewell to President Rivlin

US UN Ambassador: Relationship with Israel to continue as before

US UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield gives best wishes to President Rivlin on his farewell

US UN Ambassador: Relationship with Israel to continue as beforeplayer

President Rivlin to President Abbas: Israel will exist forever, we can live together

During speech, President Rivlin says it is their role to finally "bring an end to this conflict."

President Rivlin to Abbas: Israel will exist foreverplayer

President-elect Isaac Herzog to be sworn in next month

Israel's new president to replace Reuven Rivlin at inaugural ceremony in the Knesset in July.

President-elect Isaac Herzog to be sworn in next month

'Thanks to Iron Dome, we can celebrate Shavuot'

President Rivlin lauds Iron Dome teams ahead of Shavuot festival. 'Thank, guardians of our walls!'

'Thanks to Iron Dome, we can celebrate Shavuot'

Israel's president urges Arab leader to rein in violent attacks

President Rivlin calls on Israeli Arab leader to 'calm the situation' following night of rioting and attacks on Jews.

Israel's president urges Arab leader to rein in violent attacks

Pres. Rivlin: 'Like Moses, Ethiopian Jews dreamed of Jerusalem but didn't see it'

Pres. Reuven Rivlin at ceremony honoring Ethiopian Jews who lost their lives on journey to Israel, condemns 'support for terrorism.'

'Ethiopian Jews dreamed of Jerusalem but didn't see it'

President Rivlin to meet with Bennett, Lapid Wednesday

After Netanyahu's mandate expires, President announces meetings with potential candidates for PM, asks for new recommendations.

President Rivlin to meet with Bennett, Lapid Wednesday

President expected to give Lapid mandate to form government

President Rivlin likely to nominate Opposition Leader for premiership after Netanyahu's mandate to form government expires.

President expected to give Lapid mandate to form government

Israeli president writes French counterpart over Sarah Halimi case

President Rivlin thanks Emmanuel Macron for calling to change law which allowed murderer of Sarah Halimi to avoid trial.

Israeli pres. writes French counterpart over Sarah Halimi case

President Rivlin expected to hand mandate directly to Knesset

With 2 weeks left for Netanyahu to form government, expectations grow that President won't nominate second candidate if PM fails.

President Rivlin expected to hand mandate directly to Knesset

Watch: President Rivlin reads Psalms on Yom HaZikaron

President Rivlin participated in an initiative to read Psalms on Yom HaZikaron.

Watch: President Rivlin reads Psalms on Yom HaZikaronplayer

Bill: Rivlin to remain President until replacement is elected

Yesh Atid proposes bill to keep Pres. Rivlin in office, even after term ends, until Knesset elects replacement.

Bill: Rivlin to remain President until replacement is elected

President Rivlin: 900 Holocaust survivors died from Covid-19

President Reuven Rivlin delivered remarks at the official ceremony opening Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem

President Rivlin: 900 Holocaust survivors died from Covid-19

President Rivlin grants Netanyahu mandate to form new government

Israel's president taps Netanyahu candidate to try to form government and serve additional term as Prime Minister.

President Rivlin grants Netanyahu mandate to form new government

The Jewish Federations of North America plans celebrity packed global celebration

"We are thrilled to join together to support this celebration of Israel," JFNA spokeswoman tells Arutz Sheva.

How will JFNA celebrate Independence Day?

President Rivlin: 'Four elections in two years erodes public trust in democracy'

President Rivlin 'very concerned' as Israel begins its fourth election in under two years. 'Only you can influence.'

'Four elections in two years erodes public trust in democracy'

President Reuven Rivlin to discuss Iran nuclear project with European leaders

Israeli Pres. Rivlin accepts invitation to discuss Iran nuclear project, increased Hezbollah power, with three European presidents.

Pres. Rivlin, European leaders, to discuss Iran nuclear project

President Rivlin speaks to Pope

Israeli President speaks to the Pope as Jews celebrate Hanukkah and Christians prepare for Christmas in the shadow of COVID-19.

President Rivlin speaks to Pope

President Rivlin receives prestigious Washington Institute Scholar-Statesman Medal

President Rivlin joins Clinton, Blair, and King Abdallah in receiving the prestigious Washington Institute Scholar-Statesman Medal

Rivlin receives Washington Institute Scholar-Statesman Medalplayer

Rosh Hashanah 5781: Only together

Fellow Israelis, this lockdown is a second chance and we must take it because we will not, I fear, get a third one.

Rosh Hashanah 5781: Only together

Rivlin: 'I have just one request: Give this people a government'

Knesset Members sworn in three at a time. Earlier, President entrusts assembling government with MK Benny Gantz.

Rivlin: 'I have just one request: Give this people a government'player

President to invite parties on Sunday

Various factions invited to recommend candidate to would form next government. Round of consultations shortened and will only last one day.

President to invite parties on Sunday

A heartwarming Bar-Mitzvah with President Rivlin

Israel's President Rivlin hosts a joint Bar and Bat Mitzvah for IDF orphans.

A heartwarming Bar-Mitzvah with President Rivlin

Rivlin: This is our homeland, our country

President's Residence open to the public under theme “Discovering Treasures at the President’s Sukkah.” Some 4,000 have already taken part.

Rivlin: This is our homeland, our country

Rivlin meets delegation of Polish vets, Righteous Among Nations

“In the annals of Jewish history, the names of the Righteous Among the Nations will be written in letters of pure gold,” president says.

Rivlin meets delegation of Polish vets, Righteous Among Nations

Rivlin in Dimona: 'A city where dreams come true'

President Rivlin visits Dimona and the settlement established by the Ayalim Association near the city. "The whole country looks to Dimona.”

Rivlin in Dimona: 'A city where dreams come true'

Israeli chief rabbi: We must do all we can to help the Kurds

Rabbi David Lau tells President Rivlin: "It is our moral duty to act immediately, before it is too late."

Israeli chief rabbi: We must do all we can to help the Kurds

Recommendations for PM to begin, Blue & White first in line

Party leaders will meet with President Reuven Rivlin to recommend PM beginning at 5 p.m. Smaller parties to meet on Monday.

Recommendations for PM to begin, Blue & White first in line

Rivlin congratulates Netanyahu over calls for unity

"I hear, loud and clear, the voices calling for a broad and stable national unity government and I congratulate you, on joining that call."

Rivlin congratulates Netanyahu over calls for unity

12th child born to President's Chief of Staff

Rivka Ravitz today celebrates Brit for 12th child along with husband Yitzhak Ravitz who serves as Kiryat Yearim Council head.

12th child born to President's Chief of Staff

Rivlin meets with reps of initiative for haredi employment

Initiative more important than ever, president says upon being shown findings of the strategic process and the progress made so far.

Rivlin meets with reps of initiative for haredi employment

'Picking Prime Minister can't be left to the president'

Likud MK supports law obligating president of Israel to tap head of largest party to form government.

'Picking Prime Minister can't be left to the president'player

Rivlin criticized for eulogizing far-left activist

President raises eyebrows after he lauds recently-deceased journalist and former MK Uri Avnery.

Rivlin criticized for eulogizing far-left activist

Five-year-old girl drowns in Migdal

Girl evacuated by MDA paramedics to Poriya Hospital dies. Since beginning of year 29 children drowned.

Five-year-old girl drowns in Migdalplayer

INTO THE FRAY: Dangerously disloyal opposition?

INTO THE FRAY: Dangerously disloyal opposition?

Polish ambassador says he is learning Hebrew

New Polish ambassador to Israel tells President Rivlin that he is learning Hebrew.

Polish ambassador says he is learning Hebrew

President intervenes: Don't weaken legal advisors

President of Israel opposes Justice Minister's bill: 'Don't weaken important pillar of executive branch in Israeli democracy.'

President intervenes: Don't weaken legal advisors

Haredi bureau chief declines handshake with Prince

During Prince's visit to Pres Residence, haredi bureau chief politely declines handshake for halakhic reasons, bowing slightly instead.

Haredi bureau chief declines handshake with Princeplayer