Well, I never thought I would see this day when I my cousin Ruvy Rivlin emerges as the hero of Gideon Levy’s article in Ha’aretz. I have noted over the last year or two Ruvy has been making marvelous statements on civil rights and equal rights of Israel’s Arab citizens, and now, as the Knesset Speaker he is loud and clear about the pernicious law just passed by the Knesset.
THIS article by Ruvy, ‘The parliamentary fists of the majority,” speaks for itself and is important in the dialogue with those of us in the Diaspora who criticize the Occupation and worry about its impact on Israel’s democracy. Here is Ruvy Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset, a follower of Jabotinsky, who is also concerned about the future of Israel’s democracy. This is one area where the Left and some Right wingers can come together.–Lilly