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Rivlin says ‘polarization’ in the US is concerning

Without mentioning his American counterpart by name, President Reuven Rivlin expresses “concern” over the situation in the United States.

President Reuven Rivlin and Conference of Presidents of Major American Organizations CEO Malcolm Hoenlein, February 19, 2017 (Mark Neiman / GPO)
President Reuven Rivlin and Conference of Presidents of Major American Organizations CEO Malcolm Hoenlein, February 19, 2017 (Mark Neiman / GPO)

“We are very concerned by polarization in society and politics, and we share your concerns for these trends that you have experienced in the US,” he says at en event of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Organizations in Jerusalem. “When a society is divided, it is not easy to find and maintain the shared vision, and the shared space.

“We respect all the Jews in North America, and we know that Israel is important to you. We appreciate your concern, and we have no doubt that whatever your politics, you care for the safety for the prosperity and for the well-being of the State of Israel.”

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