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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with Pope Francis during his visit to the Vatican on Sept. 3, 2015. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.

Israeli president slams Hamas in Vatican meeting with Pope Francis

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin condemned Hamas on an official visit to the Vatican and Rome on Thursday. In a private meeting with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace, Rivlin said, “Hamas has repeatedly led to...
President Reuven Rivlin visits students at the Religious school "Noam Eliyahu" in the southern Isralei city of Netivot, on the first day of school on September 2, 2018. More than 2 million students attend school today across Israel. Photo by Mark Neyman/GPO

2.3 Million Israeli students start new academic year

Over 165,000 Israeli students started first grade today, as 2.3 million students began the academic school year in over 5,000 schools.  The upcoming graduating class of high school seniors has 131,000 students.  By comparison,...
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton rekindles the Eternal Flame in Yad Vashem's Hall of Remembrance in Jerusalem. Credit: Noam Revkin Fenton/Yad Vashem.

Bolton, Rivlin discuss ‘very challenging time for both Israel and the United States’

A day after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, discussing matters related to Gaza, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other Mideast issues. Rivlin, who welcomed Bolton as...
Image courtesy of the Spokesperson Unit of the President of Israel

Israeli president stands up against Arab discrimination

Various proposals for a new Basic Law, formally known as “Israel: The Nation State of the Jewish People,” or the “Nationality Law” for short, have been sitting before the Knesset for several years now....
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the President's residence in Jerusalem, on June 26, 2018. Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Rivlin to Prince William: Bring a ‘message of peace’ to Abbas, to ‘end the...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with the United Kingdom’s Prince William on Tuesday, asking the royal to bring a “message of peace” to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. “I know that you’re going to meet President...

Netanyahu, Rivlin reflect on Israel’s 70th anniversary in video messages

In video greetings recorded in English, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin reflected on Israel’s milestone 70th anniversary, saying that the Jewish state is “just getting started.” “This year Israel celebrates...

Israel honors its fallen soldiers and victims of terror on Yom Hazikaron

Memorial sirens sounded at 11 a.m. in Israel to honor the memories of 23,646 Israeli soldiers, police and security officers, and 3,134 terror victims who have fallen since the beginning of Israel’s history. The number...

Rivlin, JDC leaders gather to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary

More than 100 Jewish community leaders with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a humanitarian group working in more than 70 countries, met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at his residence in Jerusalem to...

Rivlin: Israelis value Diaspora Jews for their ‘deep pockets’

Although he relegated it to the tail end of his address in Tel Aviv to the opening session the Makor Rishon Conference on “Thinking Differently,” President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, whether intentionally or unintentionally,...

Rivlin: Hebron is not an obstacle to peace

Jews will live together with Arabs in Hebron in any peace agreement, President Reuven Rivlin said Thursday night at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day war. “Hebron is not an obstacle...