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  1. Israel’s Right-Wing ‘Traitor’ President

    As the Jewish state’s new ceremonial president, all one can expect of Reuven Rivlin is to take moral stands. But with Israel’s political echelon — Rivlin included — leaning far to the right, he has become a surprising champion of Arab rights and an enemy of racism. True to his post, he walks the line between traditions of saber-rattling and social liberalism. He may want to annex the West Bank, but he’s been called “President of Hezbollah” for insisting on Arab participation in Israeli government.

    New Yorker

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