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  • December 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 1:01 am

     In-depth

    Egypt's Struggle for Power

    Marina Ottaway tells the Council on Foreign Relations that compromise is still elusive in the secularist-Islamist battle for control of Egypt. 

    There is a real struggle for power in Egypt right now between the Islamist forces, mostly...

  • Livni taking seven Kadima members for her new party

    December 4, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    Seven Kadima members are breaking away to join former party leader Tzipi Livni in her new Hatnuah party.

    The move was approved Monday night by the Knesset House Committee.

    The defectors will take with them to the new party more than $1 million in public election funding....

  • December 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 2, 2012 | 1:07 am

    In-depth

    Legal Implication of the UN Resolution on Palestine

    The vote to recognize Palestine as a non-member state of the UN will only make it harder to reach a two-state solution, writes Alan Dershowitz for Newsmax.

    If all the territory captured by Israel in its defensive...

  • Tzipi Livni to run in upcoming Israeli elections at head of new party

    November 27, 2012 | 8:43 am

    Tzipi Livni has reentered Israeli politics at the head of a new left-of-center political party.

    Livni, former head of the Kadima Party, announced Monday that she would lead a new party called Hatnua, or The Movement.

    "I'm here to fight for Israel, not against anything. I'm here...

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  • Four quick political comments on radicalism, elimination and resurrection

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 27, 2012 | 6:12 am

    1.

    So Tzipi Livni is back, as promised. She gave a good speech today, but has no list of candidates yet, and no real prospect of becoming prime minister. To see why, all you have to do is go back to our Israel Poll Trends that we updated yesterday. Prof Camil Fuchs explains that...

  • November 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 27, 2012 | 2:05 am

    In-depth

    Shame on Anyone Who Ever Thought Mohammad Morsi Was a Moderate

    The Egyptian president's new power grab is hardly unexpected given the modus operandi of the Muslim Brotherhood, writes Eric Trager of the New Republic.

    The Brotherhood, in other words, does not...

  • Craziest election developments of the week: Livni coming, Barak going

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 26, 2012 | 7:16 am

    This might be the craziest election cycle in the history of Israel. It is short, but not a week passes without shifts and changes in the political landscape – today, it was Defense Minister Ehud Barak resigning from his post to pursue new horizons. Barak is the cat with the seven...

  • When Livni gains, who loses?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 26, 2012 | 5:35 am

    So here is the puzzle: Given that A. the merged Likud Beiteinu list remains below the sum of its current components (Likud and Israel Beiteinu have 42 mandates today, but in most polls they get lower number of mandates as a merged list), and B. that the new (tentative, but almost a...

  • October 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 18, 2012 | 2:37 am

    In-depth

    Romney's Sensible Stance on Israel-Palestine

    The Republican presidential nominee had the right idea when he said that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'is going to remain an unsolved problem', writes Leon Hadar in the National Interest

    ... perhaps the time has...

  • Report: Israeli politicians raise most campaign budgets abroad

    October 12, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    More than half of all donations made to Israeli politicians’ campaigns over the past two years came from overseas contributors.

    Donations to political campaigns by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during that period amounted to $311,000, with 96.8 percent coming from outside...

  • Four unsolved questions for Israel’s upcoming elections

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 9, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    We will have plenty of time to discuss Israel’s upcoming elections – announced today – in the next three months or so. The final date is not yet known, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aims to have them as early as he possibly can, and three months is what the Central Election...

  • August 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 23, 2012 | 3:02 am

    In-depth

    US-Israeli Relationship Should Transcend Partisan Politics

    Writing in the Daily Beast, former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni makes an impassioned plea to American politicians this election season.

    Keeping Israel above partisan politics is particularly...

  • Livni: No Kadima party by next elections

    June 13, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Tzipi Livni, the former head of Kadima, said the centrist political party would not be in existence by the next Knesset elections.

    Livni, who stepped down as head of Kadima and of the opposition after losing in March’s party primary, was asked if Kadima would be part of the next...

  • NEW: Tracking the trends in Israeli elections season

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    I’ll start with the following three facts:

    1. Israel’s election is four months away. It is almost certainly to be held on September 4.

    2. Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Likud Party, will almost certainly be the next Israeli Prime Minister. That is, if the polls are...

  • Tzipi Livni resigns from Knesset

    May 1, 2012 | 8:48 am

    Former opposition leader Tzipi Livni resigned from Israel’s Knesset.

    Livni delivered a prepared statement on Tuesday afternoon announcing her departure from the legislature prior to a meeting with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin at which she submitted her letter of resignation. She...

  • So it’s “Shaul or Bibi” - but can Mofaz find the votes?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 28, 2012 | 7:24 am

    “Tzipi or Bibi”, the slogan that made Tzipi Livni the head of Israel’s largest party, had a certain ring of stylishness. In the days leading up to the 2009 Israeli election, “Tzipi or Bibi” was the slogan that convinced hundreds of thousands of left-leaning Israelis to abandon the...

  • If you really must know what’s going to happen in Kadima

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 25, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    The Kadima Party will be electing its leader this coming Tuesday, and while tension levels are high and all eyes are on the two candidates – former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and former Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz – one has to remember that as things stand now Kadima is no...

  • March 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 18, 2012 | 4:21 am

    Potential Gas Conflict in the Mediterranean

    Israel and Lebanon must harness the newly discovered gas reserves off their coastlines as force to benefit their countries, not as a new source of friction, writes Nizar Abdel-Kader in Real Clear Politics.

    Experts advise that Lebanon and...

  • Livni, Giffords on Newsweek’s influential women list

    March 6, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni and several American Jews, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were included in Newsweek’s 150 “Women Who Shake the World.”

    Livni was the only Israeli woman on the list.

    “They are starting revolutions, opening schools, and fostering...

  • 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...

  • Fears of arrest gone, Tzipi Livni to visit Britain

    October 4, 2011 | 8:35 am

    Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni will visit Britain this week now that a war crimes law that clouded Israeli-British relations and kept her away for fear of arrest has been changed.

    Livni’s centrist Kadima party said she would travel to London at the invitation of British...

  • Initiative pressing for more female leaders

    September 28, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    Jewish Women International is joining with the Rabbinical Assembly in an initiative to advance women’s leadership in the Jewish community.

    The first event in the initiative was a conference call Monday with Tzipi Livni, the leader of Israel’s opposition Kadima Party.

    “I entered...

  • Livni praises Obama, blasts Netanyahu

    May 20, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni praised President Obama’s Middle East policy speech and warned that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was opening a rift with the United States by criticizing it.

    “An American president that supports a two-state solution represents the Israeli...

  • 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...

  • Livni cancels South Africa visit

    January 19, 2011 | 11:09 am

    Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni canceled a scheduled trip to South Africa due to a strike by her country’s Foreign Ministry workers, the ministry said.

    Palestinian activists’ groups on Wednesday disputed the reason given by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to the South African media,...

  • 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...

  • Israel steps up Gaza pressure, Abbas tells Hamas ‘I told you so’

    December 28, 2008 | 6:02 pm

    Israel steps up Gaza operation


    (JTA) – Israel bombed smugglers' tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border as part of its wide-ranging operation against Hamas in Gaza.

    The airstrike Sunday, which reportedly destroyed some 40 arms-smuggling tunnels, prompted hundreds of Gazans to breach...

  • Gaza operation begins with bombings, Olmert calls for unity, U.S. blames Hamas

    December 27, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    Olmert to Israelis: Unite around Gaza operation


    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- No country should have to live under constant threat of missile barrages, Ehud Olmert told the Israeli people.

    In an address Saturday night, Israel's prime minister, flanked by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and...

  • Analysis: New Hamas Gaza rocket attacks pose dilemma for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 25, 2008 | 11:55 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The renewal of intense Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilian areas has put Israelis in a somber mood during the usually festive week of Chanukah.

    The new fighting erupted Friday -- the day a six-month truce between Hamas and Israel expired and the Islamist...

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