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  • Livni turned away from Iron Dome battery by military

    January 2, 2013 | 9:28 am

    Tzipi Livni was turned away from an Iron Dome anti-missile battery where she had planned to hold a campaign photo opportunity.

    Livni, head of the new center-left party Hatnua, and Amir Peretz, who is second on her party list, were prevented from holding a photo op at the Ashkelon...

  • 2013 election: The shameless vote

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 17, 2012 | 8:18 am

    No one ever accused former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni of any hint of corruption. She is a woman with as untainted a record for a politician as one can have. Nonetheless, you’d have to really stretch those muscles of ethical behavior to keep calling Livni a principled...

  • December 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 13, 2012 | 2:09 am


    Liberal American Jews, Tzipi Livni, and the Israeli Consensus

    Evelyn Gordon of Commentary Magazine chides liberal American Jews for a stance on settlements that is at odds with even Israel's most dovish politicians.  

    After all, if the settlement blocs will be...

  • The face of the Likud is the face of the Israeli public

    December 12, 2012 | 7:06 am

    The following is a guest blog by Menachem Lazar, the pollster for Panels Politics. Menachem is the man in charge of PP's Netanyahu Approval Index – an index that we now proudly (and gratefully) translate and include in our J Meter.  

    The drama that unfolded before viewers of...

  • Kadima crumbles, Labor emphasizes social issues and Likud still dominates

    December 6, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Two months ago, the strategy for victory was clear: To unseat Benjamin Netanyahu in elections on Jan. 22, Israel’s handful of center-left parties had to unite under one banner and choose a leader who could challenge the Israeli prime minister on issues of diplomacy and security.

  • Parties take form, but it’s still a right-religious landslide

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 7:21 am

    Today (Thursday) is D-day. It is the last day for Israelis parties to register if they are running in this election cycle. Unlike the U.S., in Israel the voters don’t register in advance. But the parties do, and by tomorrow they will no longer be able to do so. So lists have had to...

  • The right, the left and the thorny decision

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 6:58 am

    Seven weeks before Israel’s Election Day and it is time we knew who’s running against who. And today is the day: Parties are required to finalize the process of drawing up their lists and locking them down. No more behind-door-negotiations with reluctant political-stars-to-be, no...

  • December 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 1:01 am


    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


    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...

  • Four quick political comments on radicalism, elimination and resurrection

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 27, 2012 | 6:12 am


    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


    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


    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


    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...

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