Middle East Israel elections 101: Meet the man who picks the next prime minister

Since assuming the mostly ceremonial post of president in July, Reuven Rivlin has emerged as the highest-ranking Israeli advocate for Arab rights during one of the worst periods of Jewish-Arab tensions.

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In Israel’s heated political atmosphere, he’s been called a prince, a sycophant, a traitor – even president of Hezbollah.