•Israel's 10th president, Reuven Rivlin, was sworn in yesterday at an inauguration ceremony at the Knesset. He is the third Sabra president and the second to be born in Jerusalem; the first was the fifth president, Yitzhak Navon.

More than any other public figure, Rivlin is identified with Jerusalem, and makes a point of mentioning the Holy City in his greetings when interviewed on radio. The other Sabra was the seventh president, Ezer Weizman. An avid fan of Beitar Jerusalem, Rivlin will find that as president he will not be able to attend matches as frequently as he used to because of security considerations.

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