The President Who Will Pray in Hebron and Commemorate Kafr Qasim

Meet Israel's 10th president: a scion of a respected Jerusalem family, Reuven Rivlin is not afraid to get involved in controversial issues at the heart of Israel's identity.

Reuven Rivlin was elected president to a great extent against all odds. Over the past year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Yisrael Beiteinu, Avigdor Lieberman, did their best to derail his election campaign. Rivlin was never chosen as the official Likud or coalition candidate. Netanyahu tried as recently as two weeks ago to recruit other candidates to defeat him.