(1939-09-09) 9 september 1939 (age 80) jerusalem, mandatory palestine
nechama rivlin (m. 1971; died 2019)
hebrew university of jerusalem
presidential styles of reuven "ruvi" rivlin
his excellency, the honorable כבוד הנשיא
your excellency, honorable president כבוד הנשיא
mr. president אדוני הנשיא
reuven "ruvi" rivlin (hebrew: רְאוּבֵן "רוּבִי" רִיבְלִין, [ʁeʔuˈven ʁivˈlin](listen); born 9 september 1939) is an israeli politician and lawyer who has served as the 10th and current president of israel since 2014. he is a member of the likud party. rivlin was minister of communications from 2001 to 2003, and subsequently served as speaker of the knesset from 2003 to 2006, and again from 2009 to 2013. on 10 june 2014, he was elected president of israel.
rivlin argues for a greater israel that would embrace all people and give the palestinians of the west bank and gaza full israeli citizenship. he is also a strong supporter of minority rights, particularly for arab israelis. he supports the one-state solution to the israeli–palestinian conflict. rivlin is fluent in arabic.