Tzipi Livni

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.


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.


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.


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


Consent refused for Tzipi Livni UK arrest warrant

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2011

Foreign Secretary William Hague has stepped in to ensure Israeli Opposition leader Tzipi Livni will not be arrested during her visit to Britain.

An arrest application was made to the Crown Prosecution Service on Tuesday to have Ms Livni detained when she arrived in London. She is currently on a two-day visit during which she is meeting community leaders and politicians.


Tzipi Livni and William Hague meet in London

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

Israel's Opposition leader has met the Foreign Secretary in London.

Tzipi Livni, in Britain for the first time since an anti-Israel group used the old universal jurisdiction legislation to apply for a war crimes arrest warrant for her, was at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office this morning for the meeting.


Livni heading to Britain after arrest law change

By Jennifer Lipman, October 3, 2011

Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni is to visit Britain for the first time since she was prevented from doing so by pro-Palestinian activists nearly two years ago.

Ms Livni, the leader of the Kadima Party, has been invited by Foreign Secretary William Hague and is set to arrive on Wednesday.


Universal Jurisdiction change becomes law

By Jennifer Lipman, September 15, 2011

The British government has approved the change in this country's universal jurisdiction law.

Nearly two years after Israeli Opposition leader Tzipi Livni was forced to cancel a trip to the UK when pro-Palestinian activists applied for a warrant for her arrest, the change was given the Royal Assent and became law.


Guardian 'misled' readers on Livni Palestine Papers quote

By Jennifer Lipman, February 14, 2011

The Guardian has admitted that it used a quote from Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni on the Palestine Papers in a “misleading” way.

The newspaper’s corrections and clarifications editor said Ms Livni's comment on the documents, released by Al-Jazeera last month, “was cut in a way that may have given a misleading impression”.


A chance to speak

February 11, 2011

Tzipi Livni could scarcely have given a stronger endorsement of the call by Mick Davis last year - repeated with even greater vigour this week - for diaspora Jews to speak out about Israel when they disagree with its government's behaviour. Not only did she say that diaspora Jews had the right to be listened to in Israel; she said they had a duty to speak. Indeed, while Mr Davis was widely criticised for speaking in his capacity as a communal leader rather than as an individual Jew, Ms Livni said that leaders have the very same duty to speak.