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  • Livni forgoes rotating premiership with Herzog [Israel Elections]

    03/16/2015 12:25:15 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Marissa Newman
    Zionist Union’s No. 2 drops bombshell 12 hours before election; Netanyahu, Herzog accuse each other of ‘panicking’. The Zionist Union’s Tzipi Livni announced Monday evening that she would give up the rotation of the premiership with the slate’s leader, Isaac Herzog, an agreement the two made months ago when her Hatnua party merged with his Labor Party. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the party was “panicking,” while Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett...
  • Netanyahu Pledges: No More Terrorist Releases

    03/15/2015 7:52:06 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Sunday, March 15, 2015 | Yoni Kempinski
    Netanyahu urges nationalists to vote Likud, stave-off leftist gov't of 'submission and capitulation'; 'they'll retreat along every front.' Ahead of tonight's major nationalist rally in Tel Aviv, and just two days before general elections, Prime Minister and Likud party leader Binyamin Netanyahu spoke exclusively in English to Arutz Sheva, and appealed to right-wing voters to cast their ballots for Likud - saying only his party could prevent the establishment of a leftist government which would be essentially controlled by outside powers. "The possibility is that if we don't close the gap between Labor and Likud, then Buji [Yitzhak Herzog] and...
  • Israel: The secret life of Tzipi Livni [PM in waiting?]

    09/19/2008 7:04:36 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 206+ views
    The Times ^ | 9/20/2008 | James Hider in Jerusalem, Charles Bremner in Paris and Fran Yeoman
    How the woman set to be Israel’s new leader earned her spurs as an agent working for a covert cell in an elite spy unit It is an eye-catching episode on the CV of any would-be prime minister: a dangerous, youthful stint as a spy in one of the world’s most respected and feared secret services. True to her training, Tzipi Livni, the Israeli leader-in-waiting, has maintained a Sphinx-like silence about her Mossad career in Paris in the early 1980s. Consequently, reports on her service have pegged her as anything from a frontline agent hunting down Arab terrorists across Europe...
  • Swedish (State Owned) company labels Golan wines "made in Israel-occupied Syrian territories."

    06/07/2006 5:36:05 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 50 replies · 752+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 7, 2006 | DAVID STAVROU
    Sweden's state-owned alcohol retail monopoly, Systembolaget, has labeled Israeli Golan and Yarden wines as "made in Israel-occupied Syrian territories." According to the company's spokesman, Bjorn Rydberg, the decision was made after clients complained about the previous label, which stated the wine was made in Israel. The change was made after the company consulted with the Swedish Foreign Ministry. "It's the ministry's recommendation that we are following," Rydberg said. However, "because of the criticism, we will consider changing the label again," he said. Although Swedish Foreign Minister Jan Eliasson and his Israeli counterpart, Tzipi Livni met recently to discuss the visa...
  • Livni Makes Campaign Promise of Gay Marriage

    02/21/2015 3:20:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/15 | Nir Har-zahav, Ari Yashar
    Tzipi Livni, head of Hatnua and possible prime minister of Israel if her "Zionist camp" union with Labor wins in elections, after which there would be a rotation between her and Labor head Yitzhak Herzog, made a campaign promise on Saturday of same-sex marriage. Livni was at a "Dreck" party at the Oman 17 club in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, where she was dancing with gay couples before taking the stage and the microphone. "Good evening Dreck. There's a chance that on March 20 (after elections - ed.) we'll come to celebrate the end of the period of darkness,...
  • Livni Makes Campaign Promise of Gay Marriage (Israel)

    02/21/2015 2:35:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2015, 8:44 PM | Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar
    Tzipi Livni, head of Hatnua and possible prime minister of Israel if her “Zionist camp” union with Labor wins in elections, after which there would be a rotation between her and Labor head Yitzhak Herzog, made a campaign promise on Saturday of same-sex marriage. Livni was at a “Dreck” party at the Oman 17 club in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, where she was dancing with gay couples before taking the stage and the microphone. “Good evening, Dreck. There’s a chance that on March 20 (after elections—ed.) we’ll come to celebrate the end of the period of darkness, racism and...
  • Obama administration said to be cultivating Netanyahu opponents

    06/04/2009 4:20:03 PM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 1,670+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 6/5/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON — The White House has concluded that an agreement with the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a fast-track program to establish a Palestinian state is unlikely to happen. U.S. sources, including those close to the Obama administration, said such cooperation would be greater by an Israeli government led by the opposition Kadima Party, chaired by former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. "It may be that the Obama administration has concluded that they cannot achieve the two-state solution with the Netanyahu government and perhaps want another Israeli prime minister," Aaron Miller, a former State Department official and regarded as...
  • Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu: Likud behind in polls

    01/29/2015 6:47:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/29/2015
    JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into a toss-up. After joining forces with former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to create a joint grouping they call "The Zionist Camp," Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog is looking, to increasingly many Israelis, like a viable alternative to Netanyahu. He promises to reverse the country's slide toward international isolation and corrosive social...
  • Livni: We Will Make Israel 'Popular' Again

    01/07/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/15 | Moshe Cohen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has isolated Israel diplomatically – but she, said Tzipi Livni, will fix that. Speaking to several hundred students in Tel Aviv Wednesday, Livni said that what she called “Israel's increasing isolation internationally” was a “plague of Netanyahu.” Netanyahu, she said, only had half the formula needed for diplomatic success. “It's not enough to speak loudly and confidently. You have to know how to get the world on your side, to accept Israel's ideas o security and defending its interests. Netanyahu does not know how to do this. “Our good relations with the United States and the...
  • Livni Welcomes Rivlin's Criticism of Jewish State Law

    11/25/2014 5:01:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/14 | Elad Benari
    ustice Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Hatnua party, welcomed on Tuesday evening President Reuven Rivlin’s criticism of the controversial Jewish State Law. Rivlin, who spoke at a conference earlier Tuesday, said, "The State of Israel is the national state of the Jewish people. A small, abhorred minority, undermine this fact, both from within our own and from outside, and so, we must ask ourselves seriously, what is the point of the proposed law - Israel: The National State of the Jewish People." "Does the promotion of this law, not in fact, question the success of the Zionist enterprise in...
  • Livni tells Kerry his cease-fire proposal 'completely unacceptable' for Israel

    07/30/2014 5:13:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/27/2014 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Justice Minister tells US secretary of state that his one week truce proposal would strengthen extremists in region. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) told US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday that his proposal for a week long cease-fire of Israel's Gaza campaign was "completely unacceptable" and that it "would have strengthened extremists in the region." The justice minister told Israel Radio on Sunday that over the course of the day on Friday, Kerry's proposal had improved. By Friday afternoon, just before Shabbat, the security cabinet unanimously rejected Kerry's proposal which the ministers believed did not sufficiently ensure either...
  • Livni Warns: No Peace Talks May Lead to EU Boycott

    07/01/2013 6:44:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 7/2/2013, 3:14 AM | Elad Benari
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni warned on Monday that Israel runs the risk of a European economic boycott if it fails to advance peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. "You cannot deal only with economic issues and ignore the political issue and the importance of a two-state solution," she told delegates at an accountancy conference in Eilat, according to AFP. "Europe is boycotting products. And, true, it is starting with the settlements but their problem is with Israel, which is perceived as a colonial state, so it won't only stop with the settlements, but will (reach) Israel as a whole," warned...
  • Livni: European boycott of settlement goods could spread to all of Israel

    07/01/2013 8:31:21 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/01/2013 13:14 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni fears the potential disaster facing Israel if nothing is done to combat the European boycott of Israeli goods, she told an accountant's conference in Eilat on Monday. "If we do not take action regarding the European boycott of goods coming from the settlement areas, the boycott will eventually extend to all of Israel," Livni warned. Livni claimed that some European countries see Israel as a colonizing nation, and this has affected economic relations with those countries. Recently the fast food chain McDonald's made headlines for refusing to allow its restaurant to be built in an up-and-coming...
  • Livni: 'No real option for cease-fire now'

    07/22/2014 12:05:43 PM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Left-wing justice minister says IDF operation in Gaza is "unavoidable"; Kerry meets Egyptian leaders in Cairo in attempt to forge resolution to conflict between Israel, Hamas. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni dismissed on Tuesday the possibility of an imminent halt in fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, adding that the IDF ground incursion in the Strip was impossible to avoid. Related: • US, UN pushing hard for immediate cease-fire in Gaza "There is no real option for a cease-fire now. This operation is unavoidable," the left-wing minister told Army Radio. "Hamas is not close to a cease-fire in terms of...
  • Israel will make 'dramatic decisions' for peace, negotiator says

    08/20/2013 10:01:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 20, 2013 | by Jeffrey Heller
    U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will result in dramatic Israeli decisions, the chief Israeli negotiator predicted on Tuesday. Tzipi Livni coupled her forecast with acknowledgement that at least one partner in Israel's right-wing coalition opposed the goal set by the United States, which is brokering the talks, to create a Palestinian state alongside a secure Israel. Livni, speaking on Israel Radio, said "there will be dramatic decisions" by Israel at the end, and negotiators had agreed not to disclose details about their deliberations in order to build trust. "We are arguing, but we are arguing inside the...
  • Livni: Netanyahu Should Thank Me for Turning to Kerry

    12/20/2014 3:57:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni insisted that she turned to US Secretary of State John Kerry and urged him not to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) draft resolution to go to vote before elections "with Israel's interests in mind" during a Channel 10 interview Saturday night. "I turned to Kerry to safeguard the interests of the State of Israel, to prevent the world's coercion of Palestinian demands on Israel," Livni insisted. "I'm glad I did it and I'm glad that things I do have an impact on the world, what can not be said about Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu." Livni...
  • Report: Kerry Stalled Palestinian Authority UN Bid to Stop Right Winning Elections (in Israel)

    12/20/2014 10:06:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2014, 6:56 PM | Tova Dvorin
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has been adamant to EU officials not to push the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s anti-Israel resolution through the UN until after the March 2015 elections, a European diplomat told Foreign Policy Friday. “Kerry has been very, very clear that for the United States it was not an option to discuss whatever text before the end of the Israeli election,” the diplomat stated. Kerry said that the warning stems from a meeting he had with former President Shimon Peres and Hatnua Chairman Tzipi Livni, who appealed to him out of concerns that the anti-Israel resolution—if passed...
  • Danon: We Must Return to the Likud Way (Netanyahu's primary challenger)

    12/03/2014 10:58:37 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/3/2014, 12:15 AM | Benny Toker and Elad Benari
    MK Danny Danon, who heads the Likud Central Committee, on Tuesday evening said that elections could have been prevented, and said he hoped the Likud will learn the lesson from the coalition collapse. "The makeup of the coalition undermined the governance, the mistake was that instead of forming a government with Bennett and the hareidi parties, [Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu] first of all added Tzipi Livni. That was a mistake, and we saw that Livni and Lapid did nothing but mess things up,” Danon told Arutz Sheva, hours after Netanyahu fired Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Justice Minister...
  • Lapid Attacks Bibi: You Are Detached, You Live in an Aquarium (says former news anchor)

    12/03/2014 11:09:28 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/3/2014, 8:41 PM | Hezki Ezra
    Noting the "personal attack" directed towards him by Netanyahu - who accused Lapid and Livni of leading a "putsch" from within the coalition - Lapid insisted on issuing a response of his own. "Yesterday you stood in front of the entire nation and announced that you were dragged the State of Israel into unnecessary elections that no one but you wanted, because you are detached. You live in your own aquarium," Lapid fired. Lapid further accused the PM of preferring "to paralyze the economy" via snap elections, rather than to come to an agreement with him over the budget, and...
  • Knesset votes to dissolve; new elections called for March 17 (Likud primary January 6th)

    12/03/2014 10:43:52 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 3, 2014, 10:54 am
    Eighty-four MKs support measure, which also passes first reading; Livni lashes ‘hysterical’ Netanyahu; Arab party leaders say they’ll unite Knesset members voted overwhelmingly in favor of dissolving the current Knesset in a preliminary vote on Wednesday. Eighty-four MKs supported the measure, none opposed it, and one Knesset member abstained. A first reading of the bill later Wednesday was also approved, with all 22 Knesset members present voting in favor. The move will be finalized on Monday with second and third readings. Knesset faction leaders agreed on March 17, 2015, as the date for new elections, in a meeting with Knesset...
  • What's Next For Politics In Israel As Government Falls?

    12/03/2014 6:20:17 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/03/2014 | Kevin Connolly
    None of this is a shock in the world of Israeli politics - the current coalition government is the 33rd to be created in the 66 years since the foundation of the state. You do not need the powerful graphics computer of an election night TV programme to tell you that two years is around the average life of a coalition arrangement. At least one poll has suggested that most Israelis are not convinced that it was really necessary to dissolve Parliament and the influential newspaper Haaretz has described the coming elections as superfluous. (snip) One unpredictable factor is the...
  • Livni: New elections are to replace extremist, provocative, paranoid government

    12/02/2014 9:15:28 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/2/2014 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Tuesday let loose at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the impending elections will "not be over zero value added tax," but over replacing a government she accused of "extremism, provocativeness and paranoia" without knowing how to fight terror while also "upholding freedom and Zionism."
  • Bibi Accuses Lapid, Livni of Leading a 'Putsch'; Calls Elections

    12/02/2014 1:35:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/14 | Ari Yashar & Ari Sofer
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the nation on Tuesday night shortly after 8 p.m., less than two hours after firing coalition members Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua), effectively disbanding the government. "I turn to you tonight because in the current situation, in the current government, it is impossible to lead the nation," said Netanyahu, saying the impasse is preventing him from fulfilling his role as prime minister. While Netanyahu called it "one of the best governments, one of the most stable governments in the history of Israel," adding it was "a true unity...
  • Netanyahu Accuses Lapid and Livni of Leading a 'Putsch' (calls for new elections)

    12/02/2014 11:11:14 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/2/2014, 8:32 PM | Ari Yashar and Ari Soffer
    PM says he took a 'personal risk' firing Lapid and Livni, but said they had made it impossible to govern; calls for snap elections. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the nation on Tuesday night shortly after 8 p.m., less than two hours after firing coalition members Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua), effectively disbanding the government. "I turn to you tonight because in the current situation, in the current government, it is impossible to lead the nation," said Netanyahu, saying the impasse is preventing him from fulfilling his role as prime minister. While Netanyahu...
  • Livni: Israel is Becoming More and More Right Wing

    11/19/2014 5:12:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/14
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday said that Israeli society is becoming more and more right-wing and religious. Speaking at a conference of the leadership of the Kibbutz movement, Livni said that while she served as foreign minister, one of her colleagues told her that in the past there were only a few countries that were not sympathetic to Israel, but in the present there are only two or three European countries that are still ready to stand up for Israel, but are finding it difficult to do so...
  • Panicked Livni, Lapid Lash Out at Bennett Amid Jewish Home Rise

    09/11/2014 4:55:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/14 | Moshe Cohen
    As polls show strong support for Jewish Home among the electorate – and rapidly slipping support among voters for her Hatnua party – Justice Minister Tzippy Livni said Thursday that as far as she was concerned, the party headed by Nafatali Bennett had no place in the coalition. “Jewish Home is a party based on deep ideological and religious ideas which will never allow Israel to sign a peace treaty with the Palestinians,” Livni said. “They have no place in the government.” ..... A new poll released Monday shows that if elections were held today, Jewish Home would get 19...
  • Shaked: Netanyahu never supported Indyk's involvement in

    05/18/2014 7:14:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/18/2014
    Bayit Yehudi MK says that the PM agreed to Indyk's appointment as special envoy to the talks only because Kerry asked. Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked had harsh words for US special envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk on Sunday for putting blame on Israel for the breakdown in the negotiations. In an interview with Army Radio, Shaked also said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu did not support Indyk having a role in the talks that came to a halt on April 24. The MK said that Netanyahu's opinion of Indyk was based on the prime minister's previous experience...
  • As Livni Meets Abbas, Bibi Says She Represents Only Herself (and not Israel government)

    05/17/2014 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    INN ^ | 5/17/2014, 9:26 PM | Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu distanced himself from the meeting last Thursday in London, held between Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, stating that Livni represented only herself. Livni, who was chief negotiator for Israel in the talks that failed after the PA unity deal with Hamas last month, told Netanyahu about the meeting last week two days before it took place. Sources in the prime minister’s office said Saturday night that Netanyahu made it clear to Livni that she would be representing only herself, and not the Israeli government. …
  • Yesh Atid Minister Kills 'Life Sentence for Terrorists' Bill

    05/12/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/14 | Ido ben Porat and Elad Benari
    Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Perry (Yesh Atid) is trying to shelve the law that was approved Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation and that would enforce life sentences for terrorist prisoners. On Monday evening, Perry filed an appeal against the law, essentially burying it before it can be brought to the Cabinet for approval. The law would amend one of the Basic Laws of Israel, which allows the President to pardon criminals, by stating certain conditions that would prevent the pardon of any convicted terrorist. The amendment seeks to allow the judges of the court, at the time...
  • Livni to Meet with Terror Victims' Families

    03/17/2014 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/14
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni will meet on Tuesday with representatives of the Almagor terror victims’ organization. The meeting comes ahead of the next scheduled release of terrorists as a “gesture” the Palestinian Authority (PA). Lt. Col. (ret.) Oren Tamam, brother of Moshe Tamam who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists, said on Monday that the meeting was finally scheduled after months of repeated requests. “We're going with a broken heart and hopefully she will listen to us willingly,” said Tamam, adding, "The past few months have created among us a distrust in the justice system for which she is responsible,...
  • Livni: Bennett Speaks for 'Settlers' - Not the Common Israeli

    01/20/2014 7:07:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni sharply criticized Economics Minister Naftali Bennett Monday, after the Jewish Home party leader remarked at a faction meeting that a Palestinian state would "crush" the Israeli economy. "The Economics Minister must decide if he represents the Israeli people, or just the residents of isolated settlements," Livni insisted. "In these trying times, when both left-wing and right-wing businessmen are deeply concerned about the future of the Israeli economy, the person in charge of that economy actually prefers to listen to extremist Rabbis," Livni claimed. "The role of a responsible, Zionist leader is not to side with policies...
  • Ministers Approve Jordan Valley Annexation

    12/29/2013 12:48:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/13 | Gil Ronon & Ari Soffer
    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted Sunday in favor of a bill that would annex the Jordan Valley and place it under full Israeli sovereignty. Four ministers voted in favor of the draft law, which was proposed Likud MK Miri Regev. Three opposed it. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who is in charge of “peace negotiations” with the Palestinian Authority (PA) attacked the ministers who voted for the bill, and called it “an irresponsible proposal that will harm Israel and isolate it.” "Some of those who supported the bill would have opposed it, if they had known it would pass,” she...
  • Livni: Ignore the Terrorists and Keep Talking

    12/22/2013 10:45:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who is heading the Israeli team for peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, said Sunday that Israel should ignore the terrorists who carried out the bus bombing in Bat Yam and continue with the peace process. Livni, who spoke at a special conference marking Quality Government Day, said that the Palestinian Authority with whom she is negotiating is not behind the terror attack. "Those who tried to harm us today are not those with whom we are conducting or will conduct negotiations," she insisted. “We will not allow criminal terrorists to determine Israel's future. Israel continues...
  • Livni blocks bill limiting foreign gov't donations to far-left NGOs

    12/15/2013 11:32:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 15/12/13 | Lahav Harkov
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appealed a bill declaring donations to anti-Israel non-governmental organizations from foreign governments no longer exempt from tax, after it was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday. Eight ministers from Likud, Yisrael Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi approved the bill in the ministerial committee, while Hatnua and Yesh Atid ministers voted against it. The legislation proposed by Bayit Yehudi faction chairwoman Ayelet Shaked and MK Robert Ilatov (Likud Beytenu) amends the Income Tax Law so that NGOs will have to pay 45 percent tax on donations from foreign governments if the organization or members of...
  • Third 'Positive' Peace Meeting Concludes; Hours after a second secret meeting, Israeli and PA

    08/20/2013 5:49:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/13 | Elad Benari
    Israeli and Palestinian Authority negotiators on Tuesday night concluded a third meeting as part of the renewed peace talks between the sides. The meeting, reportedly held at an undisclosed location in Jerusalem, was described as “serious”. The sides agreed to meet again soon. As usual, Israel was represented at the meeting by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzhak Molcho. The PA side was represented by chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayeh. The late evening meeting, which ended shortly before midnight, was the second meeting of the day between the sides. Earlier Tuesday, a senior...
  • Column One: Bibi and the true believers

    08/02/2013 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 8/2/13 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Standing next to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday morning, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni gushed that through his indefatigable efforts to bring Israeli and Palestinian officials to Washington, Kerry proved that “nothing can stop true believers.” As usual, the cognitively challenged Livni told us something she hadn’t intended to say. The term “true believer” was coined by Eric Hoffer in his classic work The True Believer from 1951, which Livni has obviously not read. Hoffer’s epic study of the psychological roots of fanaticism described a true believer as a person so fanatically committed to a cause that no...
  • Kerry Announces Resumption of Peace Talks

    07/19/2013 2:45:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/7/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday the resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. "I'm pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement that establishes a basis for resuming final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis," Kerry told reporters in Amman, Jordan, according to AFP. "This is a significant and welcome step forward,” he added. “The agreement is still in the process of being finalized so we are absolutely not going to talk about any of the elements now." The top U.S. diplomat added that PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Israeli...
  • Kerry Announces Resumption of Peace Talks (Israel,PA)

    07/19/2013 11:59:53 AM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva7 - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 7/19/2013, 9:37 PM | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday the resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. "I'm pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement that establishes a basis for resuming final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis," Kerry told reporters in Amman, Jordan, according to AFP. The top U.S. diplomat added that PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Israeli negotiator Justice Minister Tzipi Livni would meet him in Washington "to begin initial talks within the next week or so." In his brief comments to the press, Kerry praised the courage of PA Chairman...
  • Livni: Netanyahu Cuasing Great National Damage

    12/17/2012 4:35:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12
    Tzipi Livni responded...to the final approval of 1500 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo. "The Ramat Shlomo construction represents everything that is problematic in the Netanyahu government. Housing priority is given to Haredim under the guise of national interest which infuriates the world against us and puts Jerusalem under a magnifying glass and international questions. Great national damage."
  • Netanyahu Wins - Obamacrats, AP, U.N., Europe, Hamas, Livni Lose

    02/21/2009 5:45:39 AM PST · by joeclarke · 16 replies · 940+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/20/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that the Obama administration is "worried" over the selection of "right-winger" Benjamin Netanyahu over the softer, gentler lady Zippy Livni. I am not certain, but she possibly obtained her nickname from her habit of wanting to zip away from Israel's enemies when they attack - as Barack seemed to favor, before he was in favor of the of the war which he opposed. Sorry, for the unclear jargon as the new Democrat administration tends to prevaricate every issue. "Bebe" Netanyahu miraculously won this election against Zippy, who actually won a majority of the Parliamentary...
  • Livni: Give up half of 'Land of Israel'

    02/16/2009 10:20:10 AM PST · by SmithL · 82 replies · 2,292+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/16/9 | ARON HELLER, Associated Press Writer
    <p>ERUSALEM, Israel (AP) -- Tzipi Livni, who hopes to be appointed Israel's prime minister-designate, said Monday Israel must give up considerable territory in exchange for peace with the Palestinians, drawing a clear distinction with her rival, Benjamin Netanyahu.</p> <p>She told a convention of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Organizations, "we need to give up half of the Land of Israel," using a term that refers to biblical borders that include today's Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.</p>
  • Q&A: Tzipi Livni-The Kadima leader says Israel is not the safest place in the world for Jews

    10/10/2010 9:50:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | October 8, 2010 | David Samuels
    When Tzipi Livni is uncomfortable with a question, she shifts in her chair. When she is called upon to lie or evade, she blushes. If something strikes her as funny, she laughs. She is not naturally inclined toward paradox or irony. Her patent lack of interest in deception makes politics seem like an odd career choice. In a country and a region led by men with outsize egos and florid personality disorders, the leader of Israel’s opposition Kadima party is an anomaly because she seems so resolutely normal—the hard-working child of ideologues who devoted their lives to building the state....
  • Livni: Men Work Inefficiently to Tally Up Extra Hours

    02/01/2009 10:44:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,145+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2/1/09 | Gil Ronan
    (IsraelNN.com) Kadima leader Tzipi Livni said over the weekend that men work inefficiently to tally up extra hours at work. "Women don't work inefficiently and tally up extra hours, while men are inefficient, they have time, and a lot of extra hours. They make more money, and I fought to change that,” she said in a speech at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo. The attack on men's work habits was an attempt by Livni to explain the wage gap between the average salaries of men and women in public service, which studies have shown is largely caused by a...
  • Has Obama Joined Hands With Livni's Kadima To Topple Netanyahu?

    03/29/2010 9:28:51 AM PDT · by JLWORK · 13 replies · 825+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | March 29, 2010 | John L. Work
    Over in Israel Caroline Glick makes a strong case that the Obama Administration has joined hands with Tzipi Livni’s (photo with Obama above) liberal, jihad-conciliatory Kadima party to topple Binyamin Netanyahu from power. On her blog Glick, a former Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for over five years, and Deputy Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, lays out the carefully-planned sequence of events that led up to the beginning of Obama’s diplomatic assault on Israel and his snubbing of Netanyahu at The White House. It is a convoluted, complicated, and believable scenario construct worthy of an Academy Award-quality...
  • Israel's Livni woos female voters ahead of poll

    02/09/2009 8:33:18 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 428+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 8, 2009 | Allyn Fisher-Ilan
    JERUSALEM, Feb 9 (Reuters) - With Israeli pollsters predicting a close national election on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is wooing female swing voters whose support could help her clinch victory. Campaign ads for Livni's centrist Kadima party splashed over billboards and across websites promise a "different kind of prime minister" and urge Israelis to elect the country's first woman prime minister in three decades. Livni, 50, an ex-Mossad agent, had avoided playing the "gender card" for fear of appearing weak in a male-dominated society where frequent wars with Arab neighbours tend to make generals and other military figures more...
  • 'Shocked' British Foreign Minister Calls Livni

    12/15/2009 11:29:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 737+ views
    INN ^ | 12/15/09 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) British Foreign Minister David Miliband phoned Opposition Head Tzipi Livni Tuesday and expressed “shock” at the arrest warrant that was issued against her by a British court. Livni reportedly told him in reply that she does not see the matter as personal but as something that concerns the entire state of Israel, and the ability to continue to act against threats that Israel and Britain face together.
  • Livni: Give up half of 'Land of Israel'

    02/16/2009 1:50:05 PM PST · by johnjameson · 61 replies · 1,504+ views
    JERUSALEM – Tzipi Livni, who hopes to be appointed Israel's prime minister-designate, said Monday Israel must give up considerable territory in exchange for peace with the Palestinians, drawing a clear distinction with her rival, Benjamin Netanyahu. She told a convention of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Organizations, "we need to give up half of the Land of Israel," using a term that refers to biblical borders that include today's Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. She explained that such a withdrawal would be for the good of Israel, to maintain it as a Jewish state. Livni told the...
  • Israel not counting on Obama in peace talks- Livni

    11/14/2008 10:50:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies · 460+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 13, 2008
    NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Israel's chief negotiator with the Palestinians said on Thursday Israel did not need any "dramatic" intervention in the peace process from U.S. President-elect Barack Obama when he takes office in January. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who could become prime minister after Israel's general election in February, told Jewish leaders in New York the international community should limit itself to backing the talks according to parameters set out at a peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland, nearly a year ago. The talks have been hobbled by violence and bitter disputes over Jewish settlement building and...
  • Netanyahu, Livni hold first post-election talks (Bibi: says can work with Obama)

    02/22/2009 5:32:09 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 14 replies · 618+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/22/09 | Allyn Fisher-Ilan
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's political rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Tzipi Livni agreed to hold further talks about a future government at their first meeting on Sunday since an inconclusive February 10 election. Netanyahu, head of the hawkish Likud party, whom President Shimon Peres asked on Friday to form a new ruling coalition, vowed to press on with efforts to persuade centrist leader Livni, Israel's foreign minister, to join him in a government. He called it "the challenge of the hour and the will of the Israeli people" for Israel's two largest political forces to rule jointly to confront what they...
  • Livni's Obama strategy

    11/09/2008 7:04:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 85+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-9-08 | CAROLINE GLICK
    With Sen. Barack Obama's victory in the US presidential race, the stakes have been raised for Israel's February 10 general elections. Whatever the Obama administration's position on Israel may be, it will not be more supportive of the country than the Bush administration has been. And over the past year, the supportive Bush administration has decided not to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and not to support an Israeli effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. If Israel's next prime minister intends to prevent Teheran from acquiring the means to implement its stated aim of destroying Israel, he...