Yesterday is Today as Israel’s 22nd Knesset Opens

President Reuven Rivlin spoke today at the inaugural meeting of Israel’s 22nd Knesset. One of his key points was focused on the need to form a government. Without it, Israel remains in crisis.

Rivlin drew a historical comparison between yesterday and today. He pointed out that, in his day, President Chaim Herzog felt he too had limited power when he tried to intervene to help form a national unity government.

“My power, too, is limited. I have nothing but words. I can only suggest, and perhaps try to build bridges. I also do not know whether I am the most appropriate mediator. But I know this – we are facing a time of crisis for the House of Jacob, an emergency for Israel’s security and for Israeli society, an emergency for Israeli democracy: all that is dear to us,” stated President Rivlin.

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