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Rivlin: My faith in Israel’s democracy remains firm

Though deeply concerned by the violence that has erupted in Israeli society, and equally concerned by the public and political atmosphere that ushered in the Jewish Nation State bill, which he believes “is at best unnecessary,” President Reuven Rivlin maintains an unshakable faith in Israel’s democracy.
He will not allow any of the current disturbances, including his concern about the low point in relations between Arabs and Jews, to sway him from his conviction that Israel is a Jewish and a democratic state and a democratic and Jewish state – and that there is no gap between the two. These were not the only worries that Rivlin voiced on Thursday at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference. He was also very worried, he said, that Israel’s Arab leaders have not clearly condemned the incitement, and the murder of their fellow Israelis, and that some within the Arab-Israeli population support the worst of Israel’s enemies, and seek to attack the state in which they live.
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