Rivlin: The only remedy for violence is hope

December 7, 2014 11:51
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

President Reuven Rivlin criticized the current state of minority rights in Israel, saying much of the laws passed have become what he calls lip service..

"Arab Israelis are graduating from university, but not being hired," the president said. "The only remedy for violence is hope." 

President Reuven Rivlin was speaking Sunday at Globes' Israel Business Conference, where he touched on a number of hot-button topics, including what he said is an increasing lack of trust in the political system among Israelis.

"We will have a crisis after elections. Enough with [the debate between] 'security or economy.' Both are necessary."

He also called for an overhaul in the Israeli economy, especially in regards to the food industry. "The business sector is not the enemy of the state but there is a need for significant reforms."

"The public realizes that the market needs work, but they don't realize how much work it really needs."

Switching topics, Rivlin ended the session on a lighter note by laughing off his lack of tech-savviness.

"The digital president? I don't even know how to send a text message without one of my aides whispering in my ear what to do."

Related Content

Breaking news
August 15, 2018
Man held after incident at UK parliament arrested for attempted murder