(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli president-elect MK Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met privately Wednesday to discuss their future work plans.
The two have been bitter rivals despite being members of the same party, Likud. But as prime minister and president, their relationship cannot help but change.
“I have no bad blood,” Rivlin said. “I don’t have any bad feelings about anyone.”
Rivlin’s associates reported that Wednesday marked the first meeting between Rivlin and Netanyahu in a year and a half.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us for the sake of the citizens of Israel,” Netanyahu said. “We have been through many things together, and I am sure that we will both be wise enough to put aside the bad things and behave responsibly for the sake of the future of the state of Israel.”