Sad news for Rivlin fans. Speculation had been rife that the Israeli president will announce his retirement from politics, at age 81, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 15/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a politician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician-lawyer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouReuven was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouReuven.”
— @DesireePlum, 14 May 2021
“Rivlin wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 14 May 2021
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