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Rubi Rivlin, LLB Biography

Title:
Speaker of the Israeli Knesset
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“There is a conflict in the Middle East between two entities, and they’re both right, each in their own way. This is our only home, and therefore all kinds of solutions can be found. One could establish a system in one state in which Judea and Samaria are jointly held. The Jews would vote for a Jewish parliament and the Palestinians for an Arab parliament, and we would create a system in which life is shared. But these are things that will take time. Anyone who thinks that there are shortcuts is talking nonsense. As long as Islamic fundamentalism thinks that Jews are forbidden to settle in the Holy Land, we have a problem. It will not be resolved by an agreement, even if we obtain a promise from all the Arab states that it will be fine.

So if people say to me: Decide ? one state or division of the Land of Israel, I say that division is the bigger danger.”

“The Land Is Not Divisible,” Haaretz, July 15, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Speaker, Israeli Knesset, 2009-present
  • Chairman, Interpretations Committee, Israeli Knesset, 2009-present
  • Member (Likud party), Israeli Knesset, 1996-present
  • Chairman, Jerusalem Branch of the Herut Movement, 1986-present
  • Member, Jerusalem Municipal Council, 1978-present
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Khan Theater
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Israel Museum
  • Legal Adviser, team manager, and Chairman, Betar Jerusalem Sports Association
  • Minister of Communications, Israeli Knesset, 1999-2003
  • Chairman, Likud Organization, 1988-1993
  • Member (Likud party), Israeli Knesset, 1988-1992
  • Member, Executive Council of El Al, 1981-1986
Education:
  • LLB, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Other:
  • Born in Jerusalem in Sep. 9, 1939
  • Has four children
  • Legal name is Reuven Rivlin
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?