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Key moments in Israeli president-elect’s life

June 10, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament on Tuesday chose Reuven Rivlin, a veteran politician and supporter of the Jewish settlement movement, as the country’s next president, putting a man opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state into the ceremonial but largely influential post. Here is a look at highlights of his life and career.

— Born in Jerusalem on Sept. 9, 1939 (74)

— Studied law at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

— First elected to the Knesset, or parliament, in 1988.

— Served as Minister of Communications from 2001 to 2003.

— Chosen as speaker of the Knesset in 2003 and 2009.

— Has served as chairman of Betar Jerusalem Sports Association and on the board of trustees of the Israel Museum.