Addressing the opening session of the annual Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations convention in Jerusalem on Sunday night, President Reuven Rivlin reiterated his belief that Israel has no greater ally than America. 273 more words
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President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday expressed concern at divisions in US society and a rise in anti-Semitism there.
Addressing the opening dinner of the Annual Israel Leadership Mission of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Organizations, Rivlin said: “We are very concerned by polarization in society and politics, and we share your concerns for these trends that you have experienced in the US.” He added: “When a society is divided, it is not easy to find and maintain the shared vision, and the shared space. 515 more words
IN THREE countries close to South African Jews – Israel, South Africa and the United States – a monumental fight is raging between defenders of the law and powerful politicians attempting to subvert it. 659 more words
President Reuven Rivlin on Monday cautiously offered his support to a full annexation of the West Bank, stressing that should Israel apply its sovereignty to those areas, it must grant all Palestinians living there full Israeli citizenship. 457 more words
President Reuven Rivlin apologized Tuesday to his Mexican counterpart over any hurt caused by a tweet sent out by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that seemed to express support for a wall on the US border, seeking to smooth out a diplomatic rift sparked by the 140-character missive. 755 more words
Friends, I invite you to join millions around the world in observing International Holocaust Remembrance Day today. January 27 commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, and is marked by an official observance at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Education Center. 146 more words
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
JAN. 4, 2017, 7:48 A.M. E.S.T.
VIENNA — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has told Jewish representatives that he strongly opposes contacts between his country’s officials and European parties with a history of anti-Semitism. 107 more words