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President Rivlin expected to hand mandate directly to Knesset

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2021 08:58
Watch: President Rivlin reads Psalms on Yom HaZikaron

Watch: President Rivlin reads Psalms on Yom HaZikaron

President Rivlin participated in an initiative to read Psalms on Yom HaZikaron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2021 10:41
Bill: Rivlin to remain President until replacement is elected

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 11:06
President Rivlin: 900 Holocaust survivors died from Covid-19

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 VashemArutz Sheva, 07/04/2021 20:58
President Rivlin grants Netanyahu mandate to form new government

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.David Rosenberg, 06/04/2021 12:10
The Jewish Federations of North America plans celebrity packed global celebration

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.Arutz Sheva Staff , 06/04/2021 01:39
President Rivlin: 'Four elections in two years erodes public trust in democracy'

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/03/2021 11:17
President Reuven Rivlin to discuss Iran nuclear project with European leaders

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2021 15:42
President Rivlin speaks to Pope

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 15:24
President Rivlin receives prestigious Washington Institute Scholar-Statesman Medal

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 MedalArutz Sheva, 19/11/2020 17:57
Rosh Hashanah 5781: Only together

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.President Reuven Rivlin, 17/09/2020 12:50
Rivlin: 'I have just one request: Give this people a government'

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.Mordechai Sones, 16/03/2020 17:24
President to invite parties on Sunday

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.Mordechai Sones, 09/03/2020 17:54
A heartwarming Bar-Mitzvah with President Rivlin

A heartwarming Bar-Mitzvah with President Rivlin

Israel's President Rivlin hosts a joint Bar and Bat Mitzvah for IDF orphans.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2019 20:16
Rivlin: This is our homeland, our country

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2019 14:00
Rivlin meets delegation of Polish vets, Righteous Among Nations

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/10/2019 18:54
Rivlin in Dimona: 'A city where dreams come true'

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.”Hezki Baruch, 16/10/2019 18:19
Israeli chief rabbi: We must do all we can to help the Kurds

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."Hezki Baruch, 15/10/2019 14:36
Recommendations for PM to begin, Blue & White first in line

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.Sara Rubenstein, 22/09/2019 16:48
Rivlin congratulates Netanyahu over calls for unity

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."Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2019 13:02
12th child born to President's Chief of Staff

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.Hezki Baruch, 16/09/2019 15:39
Rivlin meets with reps of initiative for haredi employment

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2019 13:32
'Picking Prime Minister can't be left to the president'

'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.Hezki Baruch, 24/10/2018 14:16
Rivlin criticized for eulogizing far-left activist

Rivlin criticized for eulogizing far-left activist

President raises eyebrows after he lauds recently-deceased journalist and former MK Uri Avnery.Tzvi Lev, 20/08/2018 14:53
Five-year-old girl drowns in Migdal

Five-year-old girl drowns in Migdal

Girl evacuated by MDA paramedics to Poriya Hospital dies. Since beginning of year 29 children drowned.Mordechai Sones, 06/08/2018 20:44
INTO THE FRAY: Dangerously disloyal opposition?

INTO THE FRAY: Dangerously disloyal opposition?

If critics of the Nationality Bill have real concerns for the rights of non-Jewish minorities, the patriotic way to address them would be via a new Basic Law to protect them, not raucously denouncing the bill as “racist”.Dr. Martin Sherman, 04/08/2018 22:56
Polish ambassador says he is learning Hebrew

Polish ambassador says he is learning Hebrew

New Polish ambassador to Israel tells President Rivlin that he is learning Hebrew.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2018 20:38
President intervenes: Don't weaken legal advisors

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.'Mordechai Sones, 04/07/2018 14:37
Haredi bureau chief declines handshake with Prince

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.Mordechai Sones, 26/06/2018 22:44
Emotional visit of President Riviln with bereaved family

Emotional visit of President Riviln with bereaved family

State President holds condolence visit at home of late Staff Sergeant Ronen Lubarsky, killed during Ramallah operation.Uzi Baruch, 30/05/2018 16:35
Rivlin to Border Police: 'We can celebrate because of you'

Rivlin to Border Police: 'We can celebrate because of you'

President Reuven Rivlin pays holiday visit to troops guarding major checkpoint.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2018 16:07
President Rivlin to undergo pacemaker implantation

President Rivlin to undergo pacemaker implantation

President Rivlin will undergo pacemaker implantation procedure at the end of the week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2017 16:52
President hosts interfaith meeting on Muezzin issue

President hosts interfaith meeting on Muezzin issue

President Rivlin hosts a meeting between Jewish and Muslim leaders. “We can come to a solution without a new law.”Ido ben Porat, 29/11/2016 15:29
President Rivlin visits Chief Rabbis on Sukkot

President Rivlin visits Chief Rabbis on Sukkot

Rabbis discuss politics and halacha in the sukkah with President Rivlin.Hezki Baruch, 20/10/2016 15:00
President Rivlin visits the Gaza border

President Rivlin visits the Gaza border

President Rivlin reviewed military operations in the Southern Command, and thanked the soldiers for their 'sophistication and power.'Hezki Baruch, 23/08/2016 20:07
President Rivlin welcomes new Israelis

President Rivlin welcomes new Israelis

'I know the decision to make Aliyah is not easy, leaving behind family and friends. But we are all here to support you and help you.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2016 12:54
Rivlin marks Tisha B'Av with a study session

Rivlin marks Tisha B'Av with a study session

In the run-up the Jews' most tragic day of mourning, President Reuven Rivlin finds solace and unity in Torah study.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2016 17:31
Dignitaries honor Jabotinsky at memorial ceremony

Dignitaries honor Jabotinsky at memorial ceremony

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu described the vision of a "State of Israel, as a guardian of the free world against radical Islam."Rachel Kaplan, 04/08/2016 20:45
'You are a true Israeli hero'

'You are a true Israeli hero'

Yonatan Levin, critically wounded in 2nd Lebanon war, meets President Rivlin at his residence; 'You're a symbol of Israel's just struggles'.Shai Landesman, 18/07/2016 19:48
Expanding the government is correct and justified

Expanding the government is correct and justified

President Reuven Rivlin awarded an Honorary Doctorate, delivers keynote address at Hebrew University Convocation ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2016 20:55
Rivlin to US Diplomat : No solution can be imposed

Rivlin to US Diplomat : No solution can be imposed

President calls for direct negotiations with Palestinian Authority, decries imposed solutions in meeting with Samantha Power.David Rosenberg, 15/02/2016 15:56
'I pray to be the last bereaved mother'

'I pray to be the last bereaved mother'

President Reuven paid condolence visit to Hadar Cohen’s family, where he extolled the slain Border Police officer's heroism.Shoshana Miskin, 08/02/2016 19:46
‘Israel is our home, despite harsh difficulties’

‘Israel is our home, despite harsh difficulties’

President Rivlin visited the family of Rabbi Birmajer who was murdered in last week’s stabbing attack in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2015 19:27
‘Israel's light will overcome terror's darkness'

‘Israel's light will overcome terror's darkness'

President Rivlin participated in a candle-lighting ceremony with United Nations ambassadors and World Jewish Congress officials.Nitsan Keidar, 14/12/2015 07:58
Presidents light fourth candle at White House

Presidents light fourth candle at White House

'Maccabees fought for liberty, freedom of religion,their traditions, and for our traditions,' Israeli President says at ceremonial lighting.Shoshana Miskin, 10/12/2015 13:01
Watch: Pres. Rivlin Sends Rosh Hashana Greeting

Watch: Pres. Rivlin Sends Rosh Hashana Greeting

Israel's President offers Jews around the world a sweet new year, calling on them to work together to make Israel stronger.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/09/2015 15:00
Rivlin: Israel Making 'Every Effort' for Mengistu

Rivlin: Israel Making 'Every Effort' for Mengistu

'This is a humanitarian issue; we expect those holding him to return him in good health,' President says, before naming Hamas as culprit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2015 13:14
President Presses for New Arab City

President Presses for New Arab City

Rivlin: Jews expect Arab condemnation of those within their community who align with the worst of our enemies.Gil Ronen, 28/05/2015 19:22
Rivlin Honorers: We Don't Get Funds from NIF

Rivlin Honorers: We Don't Get Funds from NIF

Jewish-Arab Center at Givat Haviva says Shatil is hosting a panel but not involved in citation honoring President.Hezki Baruch, 26/05/2015 14:53
President: The Citation is Not from the NIF

President: The Citation is Not from the NIF

President Rivlin says he'll get a citation from the Jewish-Arab Center at Givat Haviva. The Center is an NIF grantee.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 26/05/2015 09:53
President Rivlin to Accept New Israel Fund Honor

President Rivlin to Accept New Israel Fund Honor

MK Smotrich calls on Rivlin: 'Forego the badge of shame... They are using you in order to receive government legitimization.'Gil Ronen, 26/05/2015 08:17
President Shocked by Arson at Bnei Akiva Synagogue

President Shocked by Arson at Bnei Akiva Synagogue

Informed of the sacrilege by Arutz Sheva, President Rivlin immediately called Bnei Akiva secretary general.Gil Ronen, 21/05/2015 17:45
Netanyahu: There is No Place for Racism in Israel

Netanyahu: There is No Place for Racism in Israel

Prime Minister and President both address memorial ceremony for Ethiopians Jews who perished while trying to come to Israel.Cynthia Blank, 17/05/2015 14:12