Reuven Rivlin

Former President of the State of Israel

Reuven Rivlin (born 9 September 1939) is an Israeli politician and lawyer who served as the 10th President of Israel from 2014 until 2021.[1]

Reuven Rivlin
ראובן ריבלין
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10th President of Israel
In office
24 July 2014 – 7 July 2021
Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu
Naftali Bennett
Preceded byShimon Peres
Succeeded byIsaac Herzog
Personal details
Born (1939-09-09) 9 September 1939 (age 81)
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Political partyLikud
Nechama Rivlin
(m. 1971; her death 2019)
Presidential styles of
Reuven "Ruvi" Rivlin
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Reference styleHis Excellency, The Honorable
כבוד הנשיא
Spoken styleYour Excellency, Honorable President
כבוד הנשיא
Alternative styleMr. President
אדוני הנשיא

Rivlin was born in Jerusalem when it was part of British Mandatory Palestine.[2] Before entering politics he was a lawyer.[2] He was elected to the Jerusalem City Council in 1978.[2] Rivlin worked for El Al Airlines serving on the executive council from 1981 to 1986.[2] He was a member of the Knesset, the parliament of Israel, for many years, elected first in 1988. He was also speaker of the Knesset and minister of Communications of Israel. On 10th of June 2014 he won elections for the post of President of Israel.[3]

Rivlin was married to Nechama Rivlin and has four children.[4]


  1. EU Reporter Correspondent (10 June 2014). "Reuven Rivlin elected 10th president of State of Israel". EUreporter. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "BICOM Briefing: Reuven (Rubi) Rivlin – Israel's 10th President". BITCOM Britain Israel Communications & Research Center. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  3. Lahav Harkov (10 June 2014). "Likud's Rivlin defeats Sheetrit, will be tenth president of Israel". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  4. Staff (10 June 2014). "Profile: Israel's President-elect Reuven Rivlin". BBC. Retrieved 30 September 2014.