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U.S. Officials Vow to Work With New Israeli President Rivlin

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New Israeli President MK Reuven Rivlin. Photo: Itzike via Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – The White House on Tuesday congratulated President elect Reuven Rivlin on winning the post, indicating the two countries would continue to enjoy strong ties.

Rivlin, a hawkish lawmaker from the Likud party, beat out centrist candidate Meir Sheetrit in two rounds of Knesset balloting earlier in the day.

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