Skip to comments.Tzipi Livni: terrorist-hunter secret of woman tipped to lead Israel
Posted on 05/31/2008 6:03:26 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
The frontrunner to become Israels next prime minister, Tzipi Livni, was a Paris agent for Mossad, Israels 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 Meraishs 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.
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I think a professional spy might make an excellent PM. Or POTUS.
You and Tom Clancy think alike...
Hey... she's got my vote!
Sounds like a good partner in the war on terror. Decent looking snake too.
Can she pull the trigger on Iran?
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.
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.
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.
“Can she pull the trigger on Iran?”
Ask any Palisimian.
“The frontrunner to become Israels next prime minister”
BS right off the bat. Netanyahu leads in all polls.
Is that Gabriel Allon’s girlfriend Chiara?
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.
She seem cool to me
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.
Does this leak, if true, help or hurt her chances in the upcoming elections?
She doesn’t seem anything like Gold Mier (sp) to me, go Netanyahu.
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.