Israeli leaders elect fmr. Speaker of the Knesset as its new President.

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Reuven Rivlin, 74, was elected today as Israel's 10th President. Reuven Rivlin, 74, was elected today as Israel’s 10th President.

Reuven Rivlin, 74, has been elected by the Members of the Knesset — Israel’s parliament — to be the next President of the State of Israel.

The long-time Likud parliamentarian and former Speaker of the Knesset, will be Israel’s 10th President, replacing Shimon Peres, 90, who is retiring. Rivlin won on the second round of balloting.

Congratulations are in order. Let’s be praying for the new President as he takes office, that the Lord would give him great favor and wisdom in this challenging times.

“Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Rivlin is married and has four children,” reported Haaretz. “A lawyer by training, he served as director and chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem Sports Association, as a member of the Jerusalem city council for a decade and as chairman of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene. He also served as…

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