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Rivlin warns that continued political deadlock risks destroying public confidence in government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a ceremony announcing the winners of the Wolf Foundation award, at the president residence in Jerusalem, on January 16, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a ceremony announcing the winners of the Wolf Foundation award, at the president residence in Jerusalem, on January 16, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Speaking to a conference for the senior command of the IDF Military Intelligence, President Reuven Rivlin says that “the ongoing political crisis not only strengthens voices seeking to exclude entire groups from broader Israeli society, but also threatens to destroy [whatever remaining trust the people still] have in government institutions, in the democratic system, and in our ability to argue, critique, but ultimately to compromise, to agree, to build and to lead the Jewish and democratic State of Israel, together.”

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