Mr. President

Reuven Rivlin is expected to bring very different qualities to his post than his predecessor.

July 24, 2014 13:26

Reuven Rivlin. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

With the changing of the guard at the President’s Residence, the switch from exiting President Shimon Peres to the newly elected Reuven Rivlin will be a dramatic one.

If Peres is a man of the world, a frequent guest at the tables of kings and presidents across the globe, Rivlin is more of a “common man,” a regular at local Jerusalem gatherings or at the stadium watching a soccer match. Not that Rivlin is unlikely to receive invitations to represent Israel at official ceremonies abroad – nor that he is likely to refuse – but the new president’s tenure will take a very different tone than Peres’s.


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