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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Livni: no rush to interim agreement

    November 7, 2008 | 2:20 am

    Israel will continue participating in the peace process as long as its political and security interests are met, Tzipi Livni said this week.

    Israel's foreign minister met Tuesday with Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch in advance of a meeting with...

  • ANALYSIS: Livni’s failure to build coalition could help or hurt in new elections

    By Leslie Susser

    October 27, 2008 | 5:38 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—With Israel now headed for new general elections probably some time early next year, supporters and opponents of Tzipi Livni are putting a very different gloss on her failure to form a governing coalition.

    Opponents say Livni’s inability shows she is not yet...

  • 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...

  • Israel eyes regional peace push, prepares for U.S. talks with Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 23, 2008 | 1:08 am

    With the governments in Washington and Jerusalem set to change, Israeli leaders are reassessing policy in two key areas: Middle East peacemaking and Iran.

    On peacemaking, both President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are coming out strongly in favor of a new regional...

  • 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...

  • Can Livni form a coalition or are elections next?

    By Leslie Susser

    September 25, 2008 | 12:37 am

    With her primary victory in hand, prime minister-designate Tzipi Livni now has six weeks to form a government and stave off new elections. Theoretically, if she cannot form a government, President Shimon Peres could give someone else a chance before calling an election.

    But there is...

  • Ehud Olmert era comes to ignominious end

    September 22, 2008 | 10:23 pm

    (JTA) – A day after Ehud Olmert formally submitted his resignation as prime minister, Israeli President Shimon Peres officially tapped his Kadima Party successor, Tzipi Livni, to form a new government.

    Livni now has 42 days to put together a coalition government. Though Olmert...

  • Tzipi Livni wins Kadima contest—now the real work begins

    By Leslie Susser

    September 17, 2008 | 7:35 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) - With her decisive win in the Kadima party primary on Wednesday, Tzipi Livni's next major task will be assembling a coalition government so she can become prime minister.

    Then all she'll have on her plate is figuring out how to arrest the threat to Israel from Iran,...

  • Candidate Profile: Tzipi Livni—a clean record but some say untested

    By Dina Kraft

    September 8, 2008 | 5:09 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni smoothes her tailored black jacket, tosses back her head and takes in the King David Hotel hall packed cheek to jowl with foreign journalists.

    Every chair is taken, photographers line the walls and the lights of dozens of TV...
  • Livni asks Arab moderates for help with peace process

    By Leslie Susser

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni flew to the Qatari capital of Doha in the Persian Gulf this week with an ambitious goal: changing moderate Arab attitudes toward Israel.

    Livni hoped to convince the Persian Gulf states and other Arab moderates that they and Israel should be on the...

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