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  • Israel’s elections: No ideological debates, just personalities

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    Israelis don’t vote directly for candidates for prime minister. In a parliamentary system like ours, one votes for a party — namely, an ideology. But, alas, Israel’s parties, except for very few, have little to offer as far as ideology is concerned.

    Some don’t have a distinct...

  • Livni sees peace talks aiding Arab world alliance shift

    August 16, 2013 | 8:28 am

    Israel's top peace negotiator said on Friday newly resumed talks with the Palestinians also held a wider opportunity for Israel to seek alliances with Arab world moderates against militants in the Middle East.

    The U.S.-brokered talks were renewed last month after a three-year...

  • Livni: Next round of peace talks in Israel

    August 6, 2013 | 9:48 am

    The next round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will be held in Israel next week, according to Tzipi Livni, Israel’s chief negotiator.

    Livni, the country’s justice minister, told Israel’s Channel 10 over the weekend that the negotiations, scheduled to last about nine months,...

  • Israel, Palestinians deeply divided despite renewed peace talks

    July 31, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Israel and the Palestinians remain far apart over terms of any peace deal, officials from both sides made clear on Wednesday, a day after talks resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years.

    Israel's lead negotiator, Tzipi Livni, said the parties "need to build...

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  • Peace negotiators meet with Obama

    July 30, 2013 | 9:03 am

    President Obama met with the top Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators.

    The Tuesday-morning meeting took place a day after peace talks were launched for the first time since 2010, a White House official told JTA.

    John Kerry, Obama’s secretary of state, has pushed hard for a...

  • Netanyahu says he would put peace deal to referendum

    May 2, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a referendum, raising expectations that direct negotiations might soon resume following a two-year stalemate.

    It was the second time in just three days that Netanyahu...

  • Primaries vs. Backroom Deals and the Declining State of the Likud Party

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 15, 2013 | 6:17 am

    At the moment, most of the political attention in Israel is rightly focused on the new coalition and on the new government (my comments on the matter are all here and the bottom line is hardly positive as far as PM Netanyahu is concerned). However, I wrote another article this week...

  • ‘Rivals’? Certainly. A ‘Team’? That’s Yet to be Determined: Notes on a New Israeli Government

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 14, 2013 | 6:47 am

    1.

    The "team of rivals" cliché is becoming common as writers around the world struggle to explain the new Israeli government, a coalition made of five parts: Likud (Netanyahu), Israel Beiteinu (Liberman), Yesh Atid (Lapid), Habait Hayehudi (Bennet), and Hatnua (Livni). The fact...

  • This week in power: Livni, Putin, Soldier pic, Save the date

    By Danny Groner

    February 21, 2013 | 2:50 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Livni appointment
    Tzipi Livni is the first person named by Binyamin Netanyahu as a partner in a new coalition. Livni will be in charge of reviving the peace process with the...

  • February 20, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 20, 2013 | 3:29 am

    The US

    Headline:  Hagel: Israel heading toward ‘apartheid’

    To Read: Stephen G. Brooks, G. John Ikenberry, and William C. Wohlforth offer a defense of global US military engagement and criticize the proponents of retrenchment-

    They are wrong. In making their case, advocates...

  • The next four years- more of the same. Thoughts after Israel’s elections

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 23, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Yesterday, while I was casting my vote, it suddenly hit me: no matter which new parties will rise and fall, when it comes to the global system, nothing in the next four years will change.


    It wasn't easy for me to decide to whom to give my vote. It is only my second time voting...

  • Livni slams Shalit prisoner exchange

    October 23, 2011 | 7:28 pm

    Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni criticized the prisoner swap that freed Gilad Shalit, saying it weakened Israel and strengthened Hamas.

    In an interview Sunday on Israel Radio, Livni asserted that the next phase of the deal, in which 550 Palestinian prisoners are to be...

  • Livni visits Britain after prosecution law amended

    October 6, 2011 | 9:45 am

    Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni has visited Britain for the first time since a law that allows for the prosecution of foreign officials for alleged war crimes was amended.

    Livni arrived in London Thursday for the first time since a warrant for her arrest was issued in 2009 for...

  • S. Africa denies arrest warrant request for Livni

    January 24, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    A request to issue an arrest warrant for Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni was turned down by a South African investigation board.

    The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks, found late last week that “there are insufficient grounds for us to...

  • S. African group seeking Livni’s arrest on ‘war crimes’

    January 18, 2011 | 10:04 am

    A South African organization dedicated to dispelling stereotypes about Muslims is seeking an arrest warrant for Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni for her role in the Gaza war.

    Livni, Israel’s opposition leader and head of the Kadima Party, is set to visit South Africa at the end of the...

  • Livni says Israel should freeze settlement building

    December 13, 2010 | 11:32 am

    Israel should have instituted a second settlement building freeze in exchange for U.S. guarantees, Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni said on ABC News.

    “In choosing between building more buildings or making peace, I prefer to make peace,” Livni said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week...

  • Briefs: Secular candidate new Jerusalem mayor, Netanyahu would nix talks

    November 13, 2008 | 12:19 am

    Poll Shows Barkat Winning Jerusalem Mayoralty

    Secular businessman Nir Barkat appeared to be the new mayor of Jerusalem, according to exit polls.

    Channel 1 TV showed Barkat with 50 percent of the vote Tuesday to 42 percent for Rabbi Meir Porush, an ultra-Orthodox Knesset member. The...

  • Yes, we cantankerous

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 12, 2008 | 11:26 pm

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  • Tzipi Livni to seek new elections as coalition effort fails

    October 26, 2008 | 7:36 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Tzipi Livni has called for new general elections in Israel, saying she failed to form a coalition government.

    Livni, the foreign minister and prime minister-designate, won the Kadima Party primary in September following Ehud Olmert’s resignation. But she was unable...

  • Briefs: Kadima sends coalition plan to Labor, budget woes close colleges

    October 16, 2008 | 12:53 am

    Kadima Sends Draft Coalition Pact to Labor

    Labor would be the senior partner in a new government, according to a draft coalition agreement reportedly sent on by Kadima. Associates of Prime Minister-designate Tzipi Livni reportedly passed the draft agreement Sunday to the Labor Party....

  • Briefs: Peace process proceeeds, says Livni; Bush waives Palestinian aid rules

    October 10, 2008 | 12:49 am

    Livni Says Peace Process Will Move Forward

    Tzipi Livni said the peace process will move forward and that Israel will be able to face challenges better with a stable government.

    The Israeli prime minister-designate, who is working to form a new government coalition, made her first...

  • Anger greets Olmert’s concessions on Golan, West Bank, Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 6, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Rosh Hashanah-eve interview in which outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel should give up the Golan Heights for peace with Syria and nearly all of the West Bank for peace with the Palestinians has sparked a political storm in Israel.

    Prime...

  • Olmert submits resignation, promises to help Livni

    September 21, 2008 | 6:48 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has submitted his letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres

    Olmert visited the president’s official residence in Jerusalem Sunday evening to deliver the letter.

    “This is not an easy decision, and I am convinced that this is a...

  • Exit polls say Tzipi Livni wins big in Kadima primary

    September 17, 2008 | 5:48 pm

    Exit polls show Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni winning the Kadima Party primary by a double-digit margin.

    Livni received between 47 and 49 percent of the vote, while her closest challenger, Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, won 37 percent, according to exit polls conducted...

  • ANALYSIS: Livni leads in polls, but Israel’s political map is unclear

    By Leslie Susser

    September 8, 2008 | 8:22 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—With the Kadima leadership primary just days away, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni looks like a sure winner.

    The latest opinion poll shows her 20 percentage points ahead of her closest rival in the contest that could produce Israel’s next prime minister.

    The Sept. 17...

  • Israeli policy headed for radical changes in post-Olmert era

    By Leslie Susser

    August 5, 2008 | 4:46 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to resign after a new Kadima Party leader is elected in September has opened up the possibility of radical new directions in Israeli policy.

    As of now Olmert has four potential successors, since Kadima’s new leader may not be...

  • Who will succeed Olmert?

    July 31, 2008 | 4:58 pm

    Though the political jockeying to succeed Ehud Olmert began long before his announcement Wednesday that he would not seek re-election, the prime minister’s would-be successors face a tenuous political landscape.

    In the short term, Olmert’s announcement means he will stay in...

  • Sderot welcomes Obama

    By Dina Kraft

    July 25, 2008 | 1:34 am

    SDEROT, Israel (JTA) – At the New Age Beauty Salon in a run-down strip mall here, the manicurist and hairdresser swap opinions of Barack Obama, the latest in a series of high-profile visitors to come through this southern Israeli town.

    "Is there a chance I'll be able to give him a...

  • Briefs: Olmert vows to solve conversion crisis, Israel names first female U.N. envoy

    July 23, 2008 | 4:20 pm

    Ehud Olmert pledged to solve an Israeli conversion crisis prompted by a rabbinical dispute. The prime minister on Monday gave the government four months to address a recent decision by Israel's Rabbinical High Court to fire Rabbi Haim Druckman as head of a state-sponsored conversion...
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