Rivlin’s Election Is Not a Right-wing Victory

President-elect Reuven Rivlin may dream of Greater Israel, but he stands against the anti-democratic, pro-big-business spirit of the right wing.

The election of Reuven “Rubi” Rivlin was no victory for the right-wing. He may be a staunch believer in the Greater Israel dream and an opponent of the two-state solution, but his parliamentary record, especially as Knesset speaker in the previous term, flies in the face of the nationalist, “Islamophobic” and anti-democratic spirit that has...