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  • 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...
  • Livni: Building Decision Could Backfire on Israel

    11/02/2011 5:58:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/11 | David Lev
    The announcement by Israel that it is to build several thousand homes in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion and Ma'ale Adumim is a “punishment” against the Palestinian Authority for its being accepted into UNESCO as a full member, Kadima head Tsipi Livni said Wednesday – and this will not help Israel retain the blocs in a final status agreement. Livni met with Palestinian Authority head negotiator Sa'eb Erekat during a security conference in Tel Aviv Wednesday. Speaking at the conference, Livni said that “construction as a method of punishing the Palestinians will simply not be understood. It won't help keep the blocs...
  • Livni: Netanyahu doesn't really believe in two-state solution

    07/06/2009 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 33 replies · 1,346+ views
    ha'aretz ^ | 18:42 06/07/2009 | haaretz
    Opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Monday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a highly anticipated foreign policy address at Bar-Ilan University last month, Netanyahu said he would be ready to agree to a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside Israel, a reversal of the premier's longstanding opposition to a two-state solution. In remarks to lawmakers at the Knesset, the former foreign minister accused the premier of paying lip service to the concept of a Palestinian state. In remarks to lawmakers at the Knesset, the former foreign minister accused the premier of paying lip...
  • A Profoundly Different Livni

    02/23/2009 9:57:13 AM PST · by Jbny · 12 replies · 537+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 23, 2009 | Shmuel Rosner
    Coalition talks in Israel seem to be headed in what most Israeli voters consider the wrong direction — that is, the negotiation of a right-wing Netanyahu government with no Kadima and no Labor. This is troubling to many Israelis, whose primary concern is accountable leadership. Political columnist Sima Kadmon explained in his plea to Livni last week:
  • Canada's FM Meets Livni in Eastern Jerusalem, PA Fumes

    04/12/2013 6:39:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority is fuming after Canada’s Foreign Minister, John Baird, met Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni in her eastern Jerusalem office this week. Such a move is normally avoided by visiting diplomats since world countries do not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over eastern Jerusalem, which it liberated during the 1967 Six Day War. "The visit is a slap in the face to the Palestinian people," former Palestinian Authority foreign minister Nabil Shaath wrote in a commentary published by Canada's daily Globe and Mail on Friday.
  • Livni, Kerry meet in bid to renew peace talks (5-3-2013 Israel Palestine)

    05/05/2013 3:55:52 PM PDT · by haffast
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/03/2013 | HERB KEINON
    In a further indication of stirrings in the long-stagnant Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic process, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni met Thursday in Washington with US Secretary of State John Kerry, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said for the second time in a week that he supports a public referendum on any agreement with the Palestinians. Yitzhak Molcho, Netanyahu’s envoy on the Palestinian issue, accompanied Livni to her meeting with Kerry, where they discussed the peace process as well as regional developments, particularly Syria. The meeting came three days after an Arab League delegation met with Kerry and US Vice President Joe Biden. Kerry...
  • Tel Aviv celebrates gay pride festival with record-breaking participation of 100,000

    06/07/2013 6:22:32 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 7, 2013, 8:05 am | Ricky Ben-David and Yoel Goldman
    Tel Aviv hosted its 15th annual Gay Pride Festival on Friday, with a record-breaking 100,000 spectators and participants attending the celebrations, including droves of tourists from all over the world. The Festival began at 10 a.m. at Gan Meir park, home to the city’s gay community center, and featured performances, speeches and music. A massive parade of tens of thousands of participants started at 1 p.m., making its way from the park through central Tel Aviv and culminating at the iconic Gordon Beach. Attendees at the event included Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Minister of Culture and...
  • Livni Wants IDF Response To Every Rocket

    06/27/2008 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 27 replies · 82+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 06.27.2008 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni declared Thursday that Israel should respond with military force every time terrorists attack Israel with rockets and mortar shells. She told visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere, "It doesn't interest me who fired it, we need to respond militarily and immediately to every infraction." Islamic Jihad terrorist leaders have accused Israel of violating the temporary Gaza ceasefire 15 times since it went into effect eight days ago. The alleged violations include IDF surveillance drones over Gaza skies and the shooting of Arab fishermen and farmers by soldiers. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has limited his...
  • 'Palestinians using security fence as an excuse for terror'

    04/26/2007 10:36:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,046+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/26/7 | JPost.com staff & AP
    "The Palestinians are using the security fence as an excuse to continue their violent attacks, but from Israel's point of view, the fence saves lives and does not diminish the possibility of creating a Palestinian state, quite the opposite," said Foreign Minister Tzipi on Thursday. Livni made the remarks after meeting Louis Michel, the European Union commissioner for development and humanitarian aid. The foreign minister went on to say that any portrayal of terrorists as freedom fighters must be avoided. "Israel shares European values and expects Europe to fairly judge others according to the attributes prevalent there," she said, adding...
  • Sharon Ally: Border Will Follow Barrier

    12/01/2005 9:59:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 300+ views
    AP ^ | 12/1/5 | LAURIE COPANS
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israel's border with a future Palestinian state will roughly follow the route of the contentious barrier Israel is building along and inside the West Bank, a top ally of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was quoted Thursday as saying. The comments by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni buttressed Palestinian claims that the fortification of electrified fences, 25-foot-high concrete walls and razor wire is meant to take land they want for a future state and is not motivated by security. "One does not have to be a genius to see that the fence will have implications for the future border,"...
  • Livni helped top PA official’s daughter get Israeli citizenship

    08/18/2008 1:21:25 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 5 replies · 85+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 8-18-08 | Israel Today Staff
    Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni came under fire on Monday after it was learned that she personally intervened to help the daughter of a top Palestinian Authority official obtain Israeli citizenship. Israel’s Channel 10 News reported on Sunday that at the request of chief Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qureia (also known as Abu Ala), Livni used her clout to push his daughter’s application through the Interior Ministry.
  • Livni: Delaying ‘Two-State Solution’ is an Historical Mistake

    06/03/2013 7:23:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 6/4/2013, 5:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Delaying the so-called “two-state solution” is an historical mistake, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni claimed on Monday. Livni, who is in charge of the peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, spoke at the American Jewish Committee 2013 Global Forum in Washington, D.C. She warned in her speech of “devastating consequences” for Israel in case U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest attempt to renew peace talks fails. “Time is working against those who believe that two states is the only Zionist way to maintain our identity,” Livni said. “There are those who want to postpone this decision, but it would be...
  • Livni Mulling Release of Terror Murderers

    06/01/2013 2:11:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/6/13 | Gil Ronen
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is considering the release of terrorist murderers and has received, for this purpose, the files of 120 Arab terror prisoners currently held in Israel. There is international pressure on Israel to carry out “gestures” toward the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a prelude to “peace talks” with it. The Almagor terror victims' organization has asked Livni to meet with its representatives before she decides on recommending the release of any terrorists. Almagor head Meir Indor voiced concern that a release is becoming more likely, following an interview in which President Shimon Peres said that he favors a...
  • Justice Min.: Define Anti-Arab Vandalism as Terror

    05/16/2013 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/13 | Gil Ronen
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni wants punishment for "price tag" operations – as Jewish nationalistic vandalism is called – to be legally defined as terrorism. She is in the process of proposing a law to this effect and is expected to present it to the Cabinet next week. The law would mandate heavy punishment against people convicted of such vandalism and those who express support for it. It will also make it possible for the police and Shin Bet to take harsher measures against suspects in the vandalism, like the measures that are taken against Arab terrorists. Minister of Public Security...
  • Report: Livni Undermining Netanyahu on Recognition

    04/08/2013 3:12:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/13 | Gil Ronen
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who is also in charge of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, is going behind Prime Minister Netanyahu's back and expressing positions that undermine his conditions for negotiations, according to Maariv. Livni has shown willingness to retreat from Netanyahu's position, that in order for negotiations to begin, the Palestinian Authority (PA) must accept that Israel has a right to exist as the Jewish state. The newspaper quoted a Western source who is well-versed in the diplomatic contacts as saying that Livni "has become convinced that Israel's insistence on this condition could prevent the resumption of negotiations, and...
  • Turkish FM Satisfied with Israel's Apology

    03/23/2013 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/13 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu expressed satisfaction on Friday with Israel’s apology for the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Davutoglu, who just recently hinted there was a “secret deal” between Israel and Syria, said that all of Turkey's fundamental demands had been met with the apology. Earlier, Netanyahu spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and apologized for the deaths of nine Turks during Israel’s 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. Channel 10 News reported on Friday the details of the agreement between Israel and Turkey. Netanyahu, in addition to the apology, has agreed to compensate the...
  • Livni Blasts Bayit Yehudi

    03/16/2013 1:07:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    The intended Justice Minister, Tzipi Livni, attacked the partnership between Bayit Yehudi head MK Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid head MK Yair Lapid at week's end. "The disagreements between me and the Bayit Yehudi are very deep," Livni told Channel 10. "Regrettably, the pact between Lapid and Bennett inserted those elements into the government." "I hope that on the diplomatic subjects, Lapid won't adopt Bennett's views," she added. "I expect that in this government, at least on diplomatic matters, we will receive support from Bayit Yehudi and the pact will not lead to substantive issues being blocked. It is not...
  • Netanyahu Before the Election: Livni Won't Lead Peace Talks

    02/21/2013 4:16:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will allow Hatnua chairwoman Tzipi Livni to lead the peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, as part of the coalition agreement between the two, but just several months ago Netanyahu made statements that said exactly the opposite. During the election campaign, Netanyahu had reportedly made clear to several of his senior staff that no talks were taking place with Livni or other members of her party, and that the chances of her joining the next government with him as Prime Minister were nil. “Livni managed the negotiations with the Palestinians poorly,” Netanyahu was quoted in December...
  • Livni Attacks Bennett in Heated Elevator Argument [Israel]

    01/19/2013 10:57:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Tzipi Livni, leader of Hatnua, harshly attacked Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett, in a behind-the-scenes incident that took place just before a televised interview pitted them against each other at week's end. According to Walla! News, the two rode the elevator together before appearing on Nissim Mishal's show on Channel 2. Bennett initiated the conversation, telling Livni she had gone too far with a Facebook status in which she referred to a report that said Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, Yigal Amir, was going to vote for Bennett. Livni allegedly told him: "I don't regret it; I don't even want to talk...
  • Livni Slams Likud and Jewish Home 'Extremists'

    01/10/2013 3:57:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/13 | Elad Benari
    Tzipi Livni, who chairs the Hatnua party, slammed on Wednesday what she termed "the extremists" in her former party, the Likud. Livni, who visited a bar in Tel Aviv, warned that a coalition between these Likud extremists and the Jewish Home would be a threat to Israel. "Extremists are taking over our lives and if we do not stop them today - we'll end up in a situation that is dangerous for Israel," Livni said. "These extremists are now in the Likud in the form of (Moshe) Feiglin, (Tzipi) Hotovely, (Yariv) Levin and others - they are in the same...
  • Lapid : If Livni Stays Out of Coalition, So will

    01/05/2013 2:31:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Yesh Atid (Future) chairman Yair Lapid shot down on Saturday the idea of forming an anti-Likud bloc with Labor and Tzipi Livni's party, but then gave it his conditional consent. The idea was floated Friday night by Livni in a live Channel 2 television appearance, then seconded by MK Shelly Yechimovich, who heads Labor. .... Lapid wrote on his Facebook page that he would meet Yechimovich and Livni, but added, "I have no interest in joining a 'blocking bloc' because it is not my habit to boycott people and parties." "In the meeting, I will suggest to them that, in...
  • Poll: Bayit Yehudi a Solid Third, Now Closing in on Labor

    12/29/2012 2:00:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/12 | David Lev
    The latest polls showed that last weekend's dust-up over Naftali Bennett's stance on how IDF soldiers who are uncomfortable with immoral orders are supposed to react has not had a negative impact on the Bayit Yehudi party's standing with the public. If anything, the controversy seems to have helped the party's prospects. Bayit Yehudi is now polling to come in as the third largest party in the Knesset, and is closing in to become the second largest. The party, headed by Bennett, continues to nip at the heels of the joint Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list, and the latest weekly poll by...
  • Livni Blames Bennett for Violence. Bennett: Huh?

    12/29/2012 1:49:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Tzipi Livni, who is running for Knesset at the head of an independent party, blamed Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett for the violence at the Oz Tzion outpost near Beit El Friday. "Bennett and the extremist rabbis led people to that hilltop on purpose, in order to create friction with IDF soldiers and a situation in which they would refuse orders," Livni wrote on her Facebook page. "These extremists led the people there on Sabbath eve in the knowledge that our children, the IDF soldiers, would have to evict them," she explained. "Netanyahu, who continues to wink toward the extremist...
  • Tzipi Livni Still Supports the Disengagement

    12/19/2012 1:50:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    "It is a scar, and it's part of my responsibility, but I still think it was the right move," stated Tzipi Livni, referring to the disengagement from Gaza. In 2006 the government forcibly removal of almost 8,000 Jewish civilians from the areas of Gush Katif. Livni is head of the HaTenua Party, and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs. She made the comments during a tour of the Gush Etzion region in Judea. ..."the goal is to leave the maximum number of people in their homes but not all will remain."
  • Livni: In Each Generation, Some Refuse to Give Up

    12/11/2012 3:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    Tzipi Livni lit Hanukkah candles Tuesday evening with activists from her new party.... “In every generation a group of people arise who do not give in, and who fight against every challenge, even if it is hard and the odds do not look good,” she said. “The group keeps fighting to bring the light.”
  • Left-Center Party Leaders Call Each Other Liars, Thieves

    12/05/2012 11:56:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/12 | David Lev
    The disintegration of Israel's left and left of center parties continued apace Wednesday, as Tzipi Livni, head of the new “Hatnu'a” (“the Movement”) party accused Labor Party officials of lying to the public about the reasons for Labor's failure to finalize its Knesset list, one day before the deadline to file lists. Labor officials have been quoted in the media in recent days as saying that Labor is in serious negotiations with Livni to join the two parties, and it is for that reason that the Labor list has not been finalized. But sources close to Livni said Wednesday that...