Tzipi Livni

The End of the Two-State Solution
Why the window is closing on Middle-East peace
March 11, 2013

We're on the cusp of a generational shift that will make the dream of peace not just implausible but impossible.

The Winners and Losers of Israel's Election
January 22, 2013

The biggest loser? The peace process.

Netanyahu's Nightmare: How Israel's Elections Could Surprise Us
January 21, 2013

What could still go wrong for Israel's prime minister.

Don’t Expect Tzipi Livni to Shake Up Israel’s Election
November 28, 2012

The former foreign minister returns to politics by forming a new centrist party.

What Will Israel’s Next Government Look Like? That Depends on America’s Next Government.
October 11, 2012

It has been said that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu could have an effect on the U.S. elections. But the reverse is true as well.

Living Dead
May 09, 2011

I was living in Damascus in early 2009 during the Gaza war. The entire city turned tense, and my neighborhood with it. Store owners along the popular shopping avenues decorated their windows with pictures of blood splattered, scorched Palestinian kids. A popular caricature of Tzipi Livni, who was then the Israeli foreign minister, had her lipstick melting into a drool of blood and her eyes colored to suggest beaming demonic light. Across the exterior of the mosques, citizens hung banners depicting recently killed Palestinian soldiers.

They’ve Been Telling Us All Along...
January 31, 2010

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, against which I warned long ago, passed unanimously on August 11, 2006. Two days later, the Israeli cabinet approved the motion 24-0--but with one astute minister abstaining. For whatever it is worth, I thought (and wrote) that the restrictions on Hezbollah (and, more than inferentially, on both Syria and Iran) meant less than nothing.

A Crisis And An Opportunity
December 28, 2008

CNN International’s coverage of yesterday’s fighting in Gaza concluded at midnight with a rush of images: mangled civilians writhing in the rubble, primitive hospitals overflowing with the wounded, fireballs mushrooming between apartment complexes, the funeral of a Palestinian child.

Bibi's Blunders
December 24, 2008

In October, when Tzipi Livni, who had won the race to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as head of Israel's ruling Kadima Party, announced that she was unable to form a governing coalition, you could almost hear the groans coming from across the Atlantic and from European capitals. The reason? Livni's failure to assemble a government means new elections will take place in February.

Why Olmert Must Go
May 29, 2008

Jerusalem--Forget the envelopes stuffed with dollars being passed to Ehud Olmert by American businessman Morris Talansky. Forget the favors Olmert solicited for Talansky's business interests. Forget that 70 percent of the public thinks he's lying when he insists he took nothing for himself and that the cash was intended only for his election campaigns. Forget the half-dozen other inquiries into Olmert's business dealings that have made him the most investigated prime minister in Israel's history.

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