Co-existence, peace and equality key themes at Iftar dinner hosted by President Reuven Rivlin

Co-existence, peace and equality were key themes in speeches made on Sunday at the Iftar dinner hosted by President Reuven Rivlin at the Presidents Residence.

Guests included mayors and spiritual leaders from Moslem cities,  towns and villages, Ambassadors Hazem Khairat of Egypt, Walid Obeida of Jordan, and Oybek Eshonov of Uzbekistan , Turkish Charge d’Affaires Cem Utkan, Druze officers in the Israel Defense Forces, academics, business people and members of the Sakhnin junior soccer team. Of the Arab MKs none of the members of the Joint Arab list accepted the president’s invitation including Ahmed Tibi who was very close to Rivlin when the latter was still a Member of Knesset. The only Arab legislators who participated were Esawi Frej of Meretz and Zohair Bahloul of the Zionist Union.


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