Shocked by US Capitol attack, Rivlin urges Israelis to protect their democracy

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President Reuven Rivlin, January 6, 2021 (Amos Ben Gershom / GPO)

President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday called on Israelis to not fall victim to the types of internal divisions that led to the attack on the US Capitol building the day before.

“Over recent years, with all of the election campaigns that we have had, and the painful questions that have been on the Israeli public agenda, the distance between us has grown perhaps greater than ever. But we must ensure that even if the gaps are deep, our democracy will protect us as a people, as a society and as a state,” he said.

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