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Israel’s president calls for unconventional alliances

Associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lash out against President Reuven Rivlin after Rivlin called on Israeli politicians to consider out-of-the-ordinary alliances.
Reuven Rivlin votes March 23

Likud lawmakers lashed out March 31 at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, accusing him of cooperating with rivals of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and of encouraging them to promote an alliance against Netanyahu for the formation of a new government.

Anger against Rivlin erupted after the ceremony at his official residence where the head of the Central Election Committee, Supreme Court Judge Uzi Vogelman, presented Rivlin with the official results of the March 23 elections. Speaking at the event, Rivlin said, “I truly hope that the elected officials, representatives of the public, are able to hear the Israeli people's call for out-of-the-ordinary coalitions, collaborations across sectors, working for the good of all of Israel’s citizens.”

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