Tag: Tzipi Livni

We expect UNHRC report to be ‘twisted and anti-Israel’

Ahead of this week’s release of the UN report on Operation Protective Edge, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni traveled to London Monday to defend Israel to key British officials.   Livni, who was justice minister and a member of the security cabinet during the operation, presented the Foreign Ministry’s report on what happened in the […]

No point in renewing talks because Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t interested in peace

Palestinian Authority leadership responded Tuesday to the appointment of Vice Premier Silvan Shalom as the Israeli representative for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks if negotiations renew, saying that it is unimportant who will mediate because Prime Minister Netanyahu isn’t interested in peace.   According to Israel Radio, the officials said that there is no point in meeting […]

Livni rules out joining Netanyahu government

Zionist Union No. 2 Tzipi Livni vowed to remain in opposition on Saturday, ruling out entry into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition. In an interview with Channel 2, Livni said that her purpose of being in politics “is not to assume any kind of ministerial position, but to pursue an ideological path.” Livni, who […]

The ‘second Israel’ has spoken

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impressive victory in Tuesday’s elections can be explained by going back to the early days of the state.   The Ashkenazi immigrants from Eastern Europe were seen as having an unfair advantage over their Sephardic counterparts from North Africa and the Middle East. The people who are called “the second Israel” […]

New Livni Flip-Flop? ‘I’m Hezog’s Full Partner’

Did she or didn’t she? On Sunday, Tzipi Livni told reporters that her rotation deal – in which she would become Prime Minister in two years, after Yitzhak Herzog had a “turn,” assuming Zionist Union/Labor formed the government, was definitely on. On Monday, she announced that she was giving up the rotation idea, in order […]

Livni, Herzog Deny Rotation Retraction is a Ploy

Despite the accusations of several MKs, Labor-Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni’s last-minute dropout as premier is not due to “pressure” and is not a “ploy,” Livni and party chairman Yitzhak Herzog insisted Monday night.   “It’s really not due to last-minute pressure,” Herzog stated on Channel 2. “Today Livni told me very gently, ‘if the rotation agreement […]

Livni forgoes rotating premiership with Herzog

In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the party was “panicking,” while Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett said the move indicated the Zionist Union was planning to form a unity government with Netanyahu’s Likud. That claim was subsequently rejected by Herzog as “claptrap.”   The bombshell came 12 […]

Tzipi Livni says Zionist Union will stop diplomatic tsunami

Zionist Union leaders Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni will be able to protect Israel – on both the Iranian and Palestinian fronts – better than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Livni said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post in Tel Aviv on Thursday.   Livni said Netanyahu tries to present an image as a strong […]

Elections Depend on Which PM Answers Obama

Labor would never join a government with Likud, Labor-Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni opined Friday – because, according to her, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refuses to heed the beck and call of US President Barack Obama.   “Unity is not a technical matter of distribution of files, but a matter of a shared vision,” Livni told Army […]

There’s an attempt to turn tensions into ‘religious conflict’

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) held a meeting on Wednesday in the Knesset with Arab mayors to calm tensions in light of recent violence.   “There is an attempt to turn the struggle into a religious conflict,” Livni said, as reported by The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv Hashavua.   […]