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Knesset Member and former Knesset Speaker, Reuven Ruby Rivlin was selected by the Israeli parliament to succeed Shimon Peres as President of Israel, a largely ceremonial position, beginning at the close of July, 2014. The vote, taken on June 10 gave Ruby Rivlin 63 votes, 10 more than Meir Shetrit, his closest rival. He is a Likud Party member. This photo was taken on July 29, 1999, in Beit Shemesh, Israel.