Netanyahu, Rivlin meet to clear the air

Comes after Knesset speaker said to have caved in to opposition demands on "governance laws."

July 6, 2009 21:44

netanyahu rivlin 248.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimksi )


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


After months of increasing tensions, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Monday took what would be called on the international circuit positive steps toward peace. The two Likud officials met in the late afternoon at Rivlin's Knesset offices, and party lawmakers emphasized the peaceful - and even friendly - tenor of their encounter. Relations between Rivlin and Netanyahu had steadily declined throughout the three months since Rivlin was voted in as speaker. The situation reached new proportions last month after Rivlin was said by Likud members to have caved in to opposition demands on the series of government sponsored bills known as the "governance laws." The poor relations reached a crisis point after Rivlin blasted Netanyahu in an interview with Ma'ariv just over a week ago. Rivlin later apologized, reiterating that his criticism of his party chairman was on a matter of principle - the status of the legislature in Israeli society - and not personal.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town