Rivlin decries protests against intermarriage

President Ruby Rivlin expresses concern over the protests against the mixed Jewish-Arab wedding taking place in Rishon Lezion tonight.

“The couple decided to get married and fulfill its freedom in a democratic state, and the incitement against them is worrying and enraging,” he says, according to Ynet. “Not everyone has to rejoice in their happiness, but everyone must respect them.

“This type of expression gnaws at the joint foundations of the Jewish and democratic state of Israel,” he continues, wishing the pair “health, peace of mind, and happiness.”

Israeli president-elect Reuven Rivlin speaks to members of the press at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)
Reuven Rivlin speaks to members of the press at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

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