Tzipi Livni

Knesset Approves 33rd Government Of Israel

03/17/2013 - 20:00

Israel's Knesset approved the country's 33rd government.

The lawmakers approved the new government on Monday by a vote of 68 to 48, with four absent.

Flag flies over the Knesset.

Bibi’s Coalition Grows

Haredi draft issue figures prominently in new agenda.
02/20/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

More parties are expected to join the third government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in coming days after former opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Tuesday became his first coalition partner.

Tzipi Livni at the swearing-in ceremony of the 19th Knesset in February. Getty Images

Israeli Election Analysis: Bibi, Lapid And Bennet As The Nucleus

01/24/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The final results of Tuesday's vote in Israel show that the big losers are not (as some would have it) the pollsters who had expected 32 seats to Likud-Beitenu, but Binyamin Netanyahu - the apparent winner and natural candidate for prime minister - and his team that gleaned 31 seats. Bibi's fall from 42 to 31 seats amazed almost as much as the dazzling rise of Yair Lapid from none to 19.

Election Preview: Why The Israeli Right Has Turned Hardline

Recent history has shown that Israelis favor the right when they feel threatened.
01/15/2013 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

The three most important pieces of information to know about Tuesday’s upcoming national elections in Israel are: Bibi Netanyahu will emerge as prime minister for another term; the government will move further to the right and the electoral system is in desperate need of change, a major factor in the disturbing polarization we are witnessing.

Gary Rosenblatt

Ehud Barak Says He Will Leave Politics

Former prime minister received accolades for Operation Pillar of Defense.
11/25/2012 - 19:00

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced that he will leave politics after more than half a century, and not run in the upcoming elections.

Barak made the surprise announcement Monday, less than a week after the end of Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, for which he has received accolades for his successful leadership.

Barak said he planned to spend more time with his family.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Getty Images

Tzipi Livni Resigns From Knesset

04/30/2012 - 20:00


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 did not take any questions from reporters.

"I shall continue to work for a different Israel; our children deserve no less," she told Rivlin upon submitting her resignation.

The Rapid Rise And Fall Of Tzipi Livni

How the Kadima leader, once a global symbol of female power, lost it all.
04/02/2012 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Tzipi Livni’s resounding fall in the leadership vote for Kadima, Israel’s largest political party, was as dramatic as her rise to political power.

Tzipi Livni lost last week’s vote for party leader. Getty Images

Media Watch: Al Jazeera’s Media Intifada Against The PA

Leaked secrets blow up old story lines.
01/24/2011 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Nothing is as it seems. The promise of Oslo and the two-state solution has collapsed into the equivalent of the honky tonk song in which a young couple dreams of living in a big two-story house. After years of cheating, secrets and small hurts, they get it. She’s got her story, he’s got his story, there’s not much peace in a two-story house.

Ehud Barak’s New Faction Receives Four Ministerial Positions

01/17/2011 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the four other lawmakers that split from the Labor Party will remain in the government with four ministerial positions.

Four other Labor lawmakers joined Barak in forming a new faction on Monday: Agriculture Minister Shalom Simhon; Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai; Deputy Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Orit Noked; and freshman Knesset member Einat Wilf.

The new ministerial positions were announced Tuesday.

The new party is expected to be called Atzmaut, or Independence.

Livni Says Israel Should Freeze Settlement Building

12/12/2010 - 19:00

(JTA) -- Israel should have instituted a second settlement building freeze in exchange for U.S. guarantees, Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni said on ABC News.

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