Israel’s president to take questions on Twitter


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will hold a question-and-answer session on his English and Hebrew Twitter accounts.

The session scheduled for Sunday will use text and video. Questions can be submitted in advance using the hashtag #AskRivlin. It is the first time that Rivlin will participate in such a forum.

“While I have often referred to myself as an analog president in a digital age, I am delighted for the opportunity to engage with people around the world and answer their questions,” Rivlin said in a statement.

Rivlin was elected as Israel’s 10th president in 2014, succeeding Shimon Peres, after serving more than 20 years in the Knesset as a lawmaker, government minister and speaker of the Knesset.

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