Rivlin elected president of Israel

Rivlin elected president of Israel

JERUSALEM, June 10 (UPI) --Right-wing Reuven Rivlin was selected as the next president of Israel Tuesday in a second-round runoff election in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
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Israel remembers Yitzhak Rabin

JERUSALEM, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A state memorial ceremony in Jerusalem Sunday observed the 17th anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Report: Netanyahu to seek early election

Report: Netanyahu to seek early election

JERUSALEM, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has decided to call for an early election rather than try to pass a budget for 2013, a Knesset leader said.

U.S. refuses to grant visa to Israeli MK

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Barak: Egypt to deploy troops in Sinai Peninsula

Barak: Egypt to deploy troops in Sinai Peninsula

JERUSALEM, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Israel will allow Egypt to deploy thousands of troops in the Sinai Peninsula, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Friday.

Israel fires back at Iran's president

JERUSALEM, April 21 (UPI) -- The war of words over the United Nations racism summit in Switzerland continued Tuesday with an Israeli leader comparing Iran's president to Adolf Hitler.

Aides: Peres running for president

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 15 (UPI) -- Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres will run for president, his aides said.

Knesset says return WWII victims' money

JERUSALEM, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A Knesset committee said Tuesday that Israeli bank accounts belonging to Holocaust victims should be returned.

Likud leaders oppose coalition with Labor

JERUSALEM, June 18 (UPI) -- Most members of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Knesset faction oppose a coalition with the dovish Labor Party, according to a survey published Friday.

Opposition parties walk out of Knesset

JERUSALEM, May 31 (UPI) -- Israeli opposition parties withdrew non-confidence motions and left the Knesset protesting cancellation of a debate on the prime minister's separation plan.

Israel to consider Arafat expulsion

JERUSALEM, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans to hold a cabinet meeting soon to discuss expelling Yasser Arafat, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Sunday.

Israel denies entry to UN team

JERUSALEM, April 28 (UPI) --
Reuven Rivlin
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (LC) is welcomed during a reception ceremony held by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (RC) upon his arrival at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem, Israel, on March 15, 2010. UPI/Yin Bogu/POOL

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Reuven Rivlin (Hebrew: ראובן ריבלין‎, born 9 September 1939) is an Israeli lawyer, politician, currently serving as a speaker of the Knesset. He belongs to conservative Likud. A former Speaker of the Knesset, in 2007 he ran in the election for President as the Likud candidate. He withdrew after the first round of voting when it became clear that Kadima MK Shimon Peres had sufficiently broad support to inevitably win in a run-off.

Born in Jerusalem, he received an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked as a lawyer.

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