Tzipi Livni

Tzipi Livni plans new secular party

By Zoe Winograd, November 27, 2012

Former Kadima leader Tzipi Livini is expected to announce today that she will be forming a new secular party.

According to reports, Ms Livni will declare the formation of a new centre-left movement called the National Responsibility Party that will run in the up-coming election.

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Tzipi Livni: Peres for Prime Minister

By Anna Sheinman and Hadas Haimov, November 8, 2012

Former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni is pushing President Shimon Peres to run for prime minister.

Ms Livni's associates have confirmed in a statement that she would like Mr Peres, who is 89 years-old, to run because she believes there is no one more worthy to lead the centrist camp.

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Israel elections: Livni faces the parties as Olmert faces the next step

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 1, 2012

The political scene in Israel is expecting a return to the fray by Tzipi Livni, the former Kadima leader, although no one is sure yet — not even Livni herself — which party she will choose.

Seven months after she resigned from the Knesset following her defeat by Shaul Mofaz in Kadima’s leadership primaries, Ms Livni is already talking like a politician competing for votes.

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Tzipi Livni to challenge Bibi in her return to politics

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 25, 2012

Former deputy prime minister Tzipi Livni is planning a return to the political arena at the head of a new centrist party, challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and her former party, Kadima, in the upcoming elections.

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Kadima's Tzipi Livni resigns from Israel's Knesset

By Jennifer Lipman, May 1, 2012

Tzipi Livni is to step down from the political frontline, she announced today.

The former Kadima leader handed in her resignation from the Knesset to Speaker Reuven Rivlin, following speculation in the Israeli media.

It is thought that Ms Livni will maintain a central role in Israeli politics, but do so from outside Israel's parliament.

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Spent, shocked and beaten: Livni defeat leaves Kadima in freefall

March 29, 2012

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, what is it? That's right: it's a lame duck political party. It's Kadima.

This is the sorry state of Kadima now: on paper, it is the largest political party in the Knesset, but in reality has lost much of its electoral support to a resurgent Labour Party and newcomer Yair Lapid.

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Livni concedes after Mofaz wins landslide in Kadima primary

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2012

Tzipi Livni has lost her party's primary race and will be replaced by Shaul Mofaz as Kadima leader.

Mr Mofaz, a former army chief, won 62 per cent of the votes and will be in place to contest the Israeli general election in October 2013.

Ms Livni's defeat comes after she faced heavy criticism for her record as Opposition leader, despite Kadima's large proportion of Knesset seats.

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Mofaz boost in Kadima race

March 22, 2012

A week ahead of the Kadima primaries on March 27, the centrist party is the scene of a head-to-head battle between party chairman and ex-foreign minister Tzipi Livni, and former defence minister Shaul Mofaz, who is vying to take the party reins from Ms Livni.

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Rising star of Israeli politics criticises 'clueless' Kadima

By Jennifer Lipman, January 20, 2012

Israeli journalist Yair Lapid has criticised the Kadima party as “a bunch of cynical politicians”.

Mr Lapid, who announced that he was planning to run for the Knesset at the next election, said there was no way he would join the centrist party, which is led by Tzipi Livni.

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Livni visit did not test universal jurisdiction legislation

By Marcus Dysch, October 11, 2011

Israeli Opposition leader Tzipi Livni has visited Britain – but although her trip was billed as showcasing the change to the law on universal jurisdiction, it was in fact protected by an altogether different legal status.

Ms Livni met Foreign Secretary William Hague, at his invitation, at the Foreign Office in London last Thursday.

She was the first senior Israeli to visit Britain since th

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