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Tzipi Livni: terrorist-hunter secret of woman tipped to lead Israel
Times Online ^ | 6/1/08 | Uzi Mahnaimi

Posted on 05/31/2008 6:03:26 PM PDT by Dawnsblood

The frontrunner to become Israel’s next prime minister, Tzipi Livni, was a Paris agent for Mossad, Israel’s overseas intelligence agency, in the early 1980s when it ran a series of missions to kill Palestinian terrorists in European capitals, according to former colleagues.

They say Livni, now foreign minister, was on active service when Mamoun Meraish, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organisation, was shot dead by a Mossad hit squad in Athens on August 21, 1983. She was not directly involved in the killing, in which two young men on a motorcycle drew alongside Meraish’s car and opened fire, but her role in Mossad remains secret.

Shortly afterwards Livni resigned and returned to Israel to complete her law studies, citing the pressures of the job.

A quarter of a century later, Livni, 49, is poised to become prime minister amid accusations that Ehud Olmert, who has led Israel for the past 2½ years, accepted bribes from an American businessman.

An opinion poll on Friday showed that Livni had more than twice as much support inside the ruling Kadima party as Shaul Mofaz, a former defence minister who is her chief rival. Political commentators believe that Olmert will resign soon.

Livni joined Mossad after leaving the army with the rank of lieutenant and completing a year at law school. From her base in Paris she travelled throughout Europe in pursuit of Arab terrorists.

“Tzipi was not an office girl,” said an acquaintance. “She was a clever woman with an IQ of 150. She blended in well in European capitals, working with male agents, most of them ex-commandos, taking out Arab terrorists.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agent; athens; livni; mossad; paris; tzipilivni
This seems an awfully questionable description to me. The lady the article describes doesn't seem like a typical Kadima type. Then again I had never saw Sharon as a Kadima type either.
1 posted on 05/31/2008 6:03:27 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
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To: Dawnsblood

Cool.

I think a professional spy might make an excellent PM. Or POTUS.


2 posted on 05/31/2008 6:06:26 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

You and Tom Clancy think alike...


3 posted on 05/31/2008 6:08:35 PM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: Dawnsblood; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: The frontrunner to become Israel’s next prime minister, Tzipi Livni, was a Paris agent for Mossad, Israel’s overseas intelligence agency, in the early 1980s when it ran a series of missions to kill Palestinian terrorists in European capitals...

Hey... she's got my vote!

4 posted on 05/31/2008 6:22:42 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: clee1
Not for POTUS: the citizenship requirement would only allow CIA agents. Now if we could get a Constitutional amendment to allow Mossad agents to run, I'm for it.
5 posted on 05/31/2008 6:25:28 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Why _was_ the Blind Imam blind, anyway?)
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To: Bender2

Sounds like a good partner in the war on terror. Decent looking snake too.

6 posted on 05/31/2008 6:27:40 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: Bender2

Can she pull the trigger on Iran?


7 posted on 05/31/2008 6:29:45 PM PDT by Perdogg (Four years of Carter gave us 29 years of Iran; What will Hilabama give us?)
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To: big'ol_freeper

She’s still a moderate. Think Tim Pawlenty with a CIA pedigree.

She is willing to give up the west bank according to the article.

The Kadima = a Mid-East Lincoln Chaffee party.

No thanks.


8 posted on 05/31/2008 6:34:25 PM PDT by sauropod (I'd rather be waterboarded than vote for Juan McCain)
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To: Dawnsblood

Religious rabbis such as Kanevsky encouraged Talansky to testify against Olmert, hoping to drive him out of power. I understand, but it was pointless. We’ll either get the far worse Livni or the equally inept Netanyahu.


9 posted on 05/31/2008 6:47:29 PM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: clee1

I’d be more impressed if she had strangled Arafart with his Kayiffeh! Still, maybe she understands the enemy a bit better than Olmert does - but she does not seem to be too tough on terrorists.


10 posted on 05/31/2008 7:01:10 PM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: Perdogg

“Can she pull the trigger on Iran?”

Ask any Palisimian.

;-)


11 posted on 05/31/2008 7:06:57 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Dawnsblood

“The frontrunner to become Israel’s next prime minister”

BS right off the bat. Netanyahu leads in all polls.


12 posted on 05/31/2008 7:09:10 PM PDT by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Is that Gabriel Allon’s girlfriend Chiara?


13 posted on 05/31/2008 7:20:20 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: forkinsocket

Livini is willing to trade away pieces of Israel little by little, and is no better than Olmert. Israel needs a person who loves the country and the people. Palestinians has nothing to trade or offer, and they never keep their word anyhow. Olmert and Livini are just foolish, wishful thinkers.


14 posted on 05/31/2008 7:35:50 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: Bender2

She seem cool to me


15 posted on 05/31/2008 7:53:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: clee1

She is not cool people. She is Olmert in a skirt. She is willing to divide Jerusalem and give away Judea and Samaria. She was behind the deadful UN 1701 which prematurely stopped Israel from finishing off Hizbullah and allowing them to rearm while the UN looked on. She was also part of the Gaza withdrawl which has allowed Gaza to turn into a terror enclave on steroids. She is an appeaser, ala Obama.


16 posted on 05/31/2008 8:03:22 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: clee1

Does this leak, if true, help or hurt her chances in the upcoming elections?


17 posted on 05/31/2008 8:33:13 PM PDT by tbw2 ("Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" by Tamara Wilhite - on amazon.com)
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To: diverteach

She doesn’t seem anything like Gold Mier (sp) to me, go Netanyahu.


18 posted on 05/31/2008 8:38:13 PM PDT by txhurl (Hirari, Owari ne" ("It's Over for Hillary, Isn't it?"))
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To: txflake

Netanyahu is the one they need. The islam-a-nazis hate him but they also truely fear him too. There was no intifada when he was running Israel.


19 posted on 05/31/2008 8:43:13 PM PDT by fella (Is he or is he murtadd? Only his iman knows for sure.)
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To: SevenofNine
Well, Seven, she cannot hold a candle to you in a skintight catsuit, but I suspect she can kick name and take a$$ with the best of them.
20 posted on 05/31/2008 8:49:24 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: fella
Re: Netanyahu is the one they need. The islam-a-nazis hate him but they also truely fear him too. There was no intifada when he was running Israel

Cannot argue with you there, old sport!

21 posted on 05/31/2008 8:59:38 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: clee1

Not really; think HW Bush


22 posted on 05/31/2008 9:09:29 PM PDT by sobieski
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To: Dawnsblood

Maybe she should be in next year’s cast of NCIS.


23 posted on 05/31/2008 9:24:15 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: sauropod
"Think Tim Pawlenty with a CIA pedigree."

And then consider some of the so-called "CIA" people we have, like good ol' Valerie Plame, who appears on magazine covers then claims she was "outed" by Scooter Libby.

24 posted on 05/31/2008 10:26:20 PM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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25 posted on 06/01/2008 5:50:47 AM PDT by SJackson (It is impossible to build a peace process based on blood, Natan Sharansky)
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To: Dawnsblood

Tzipi Livni was young back then. Now she’s an irrational sellout to the Jihad. Jihad is forever until the whole world is Muslim. This is the “peace” Islam speaks of and not too hard to figure out but just about everyone is irrational and accommodating when it comes to Mohammed’s cult


26 posted on 06/01/2008 9:44:02 AM PDT by dennisw
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