Tzipi Livni

Polls open as Israel prepares to elect new government

By Rosa Doherty, March 17, 2015

Polling booths have opened across Israel as voters prepare to elect the country’s next government.

Voters will cast their ballot between 7am and 10pm in more than 10,300 polling stations.

The election of the 20th Knesset will decide whether current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to lead the country after six years in power.


Livni: bus segregation is apartheid

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 6, 2014

Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ramped up the controversy over the decision to prevent Palestinian workers from travelling on Israeli buses in the West Bank by describing the reasons for the move as "apartheid".

Ms Livni, who had directed the attorney general to look into the issue, made the remark in an interview on IDF Radio while discussing Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon's decision last


Bus segregation means apartheid, says Livni

By Naomi Firsht, October 31, 2014

Demands for separate buses for Palestinians are discriminatory and have echoes of apartheid, the Israeli Justice Minister has said.

Earlier this week, Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon accepted requests from settlers that West Bank Arabs travelling to and from Israel should be segregated on public transport.


Bibi battles to stop collapse of coalition

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 23, 2014

Benjamin Netanyahu held emergency meetings with the leaders of the coalition parties on Wednesday in an attempt to ward off early elections.

Some Yesh Atid and Hatnuah MKs are calling for their parties to leave the coalition over the lack of any progress in the peace talks and the prime minister's decision not to back conversion reform.


Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni: fear of arrest would not stop me from visiting the UK

By Orlando Radice and Anshel Pfeffer, May 14, 2014


Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has said that the possibility of being arrested did not deter her from making her trip to the UK this week.

Ms Livni, who arrived in London on Wednesday to discuss the peace process with Foreign Secretary William Hague and address the JNF, was granted special immunity by the Foreign Office just before she was due to fly.


Tzipi Livni granted special immunity for UK visit

By Marcus Dysch, May 14, 2014

Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has been granted diplomatic immunity for her visit to London this week, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Ms Livni's trip has been awarded "special mission status", offering protection against the threat of arrest or prosecution.


Anti-Israel activists want Tzipi Livni banned from Britain

By Marcus Dysch, April 10, 2014


Anti-Israel activists are asking MPs to lobby Home Secretary Theresa May in an attempt to have Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni banned from Britain.

Ms Livni is due to speak in London on May 15 at two events organised by the JNF.

A spokesman for the “Stop the JNF” campaign told supporters in Parliament on Monday that MPs were now being lobbied by the group.


Kerry announces ‘positive’ start to talks

By Zoe Winograd, July 30, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that a “very positive meeting” was held between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Washington today.


First, break bread: Palestinians, Israelis have peace-talks supper

By Zoe Winograd, July 30, 2013

Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders resume in Washington today.

On Monday evening, US Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a dinner for Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzchak Molcho and two Palestinian negotiators, Saeb Erekat and Mohammad Shtayyeh.