Israel picks veteran hardliner Reuven Rivlin as president

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Israel’s parliament on Tuesday chose Reuven Rivlin, a veteran politician and supporter of the Jewish settlement movement, as the country’s next president, putting a man opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state into the ceremonial, but influential post. Rivlin, a stalwart of the ruling Likud Party, now faces the tough task of succeeding Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who became an all-star on the…

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Israel picks veteran hardliner Reuven Rivlin as president

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Israel’s parliament on Tuesday chose Reuven Rivlin, a veteran politician and supporter of the Jewish settlement movement, as the country’s next president, putting a man opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state into the ceremonial, but influential post. Rivlin, a stalwart of the ruling Likud Party, now faces the tough task of succeeding Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who became an all-star on the…

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Eric Cantor loss has Republican leadership scrambling

Republican lawmakers are scrambling to identify the party’s future leaders after the shock primary election defeat of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, by a politcal rookie backed by the Tea Party movement. In his…