Rivlin tells Arab journalists: We must be Israelis not Jews or Arabs

President Reuven Rivlin on Monday night hosted Arab notables at an Iftar dinner at his official residence.  In addition to Members of Knesset and mayors of Arab towns and villages, guests included Kadi Daoud Zini, chairman of the Sharia Court of Appeal and Abbas Ghanaym, chairman of the higher Arab monitoring committee.

Prior to the dinner Rivlin held a briefing in Hebrew with journalists who report for the Arab language media.

He told both the journalists and the Iftar guests that Ramadan is based on the values of compassion mercy and grace but that there are those who seek to exploit and distort the sanctity of Ramadan and engage in murderous terrorism.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlin-tells-Arab-journalists-We-must-be-Israelis-not-Jews-or-Arabs-408087

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