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Rivlin: Support for Israel Must Not Become Issue in U.S. Presidential Election

The Jerusalem Post reports: Support for Israel has never been and must not become a political party issue. It is bipartisan, President Reuven Rivlin (pictured left) told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Thursday.

The bonds between the two countries are based on values of democracy, freedom, liberty and equality, he said, and emphasized that during the current US presidential election season, when candidates and campaigns try to win points and votes, it was his deep hope that the close relationship between Israel and the US will remain beyond debate.

Rivlin was introduced by Conference of Presidents chairman Stephen Greenberg, who described him as “a clear voice for unity among the entire population.”

Greenberg said it was fitting as they complete their trip, which has also taken them to Egypt and Turkey, that the last official from whom they would hear would be Rivlin.

Read more at the Jerusalem Post

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