Report: Netanyahu offered MK Tzipi Livni Israel's Foreign Ministry

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Report: Netanyahu offered MK Tzipi Livni Israel's Foreign Ministry
    By Gil Hoffman
    June 18, 2017 09:52
    Why is Netanyahu offering the Foreign Affairs portfolio to the opposition?
    Netanyahu and Livni

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered MK Tzipi Livni the Foreign Affairs portfolio, political sources said on Saturday night, confirming an exclusive report by Channel 10 political correspondent Sefi Ovadia. Netanyahu tried to bring Livni into his government in order to bolster his efforts to restart negotiations with the Palestinians, under the auspices of US President Donald Trump and his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt. Netanyahu has been holding the portfolio since his government was formed, hoping that opposition leader Isaac Herzog would join, but talks with the Zionist Union chairman did not bear fruit.

    Livni’s associates said she rejected the offer because she believes he is not planning on taking enough steps to advance a diplomatic process with the Palestinians in a serious manner. “She got the impression that what Netanyahu is doing is nothing but hot air,” a Livni associate said. “She is not interested in joining for nothing.”

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  2. Hol

    Hol Worships Him

    Maybe Netanyahu dodged a bullet when Livni turned him down.
  3. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Yeah probably knew it'd be turned down.
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  4. sara ann

    sara ann Well-Known Member

    I don't know how they are going to sign anything....a two state policy is not going to work....and I don't think they should trade land for peace...because it's really not about's about killing every Jew on earth!! I know that something will be signed but how??
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  5. Timna

    Timna Well-Known Member

    Perhaps this is an Israeli version of fake news. If anything, Netanyahu might have been just playing with the situation and floating "looney" Livni's name to placate some people. That said, I doubt Netanyahu was serious about appointing Livni to any post unless he did the same thing he did when she was FM for a time. Netanyahu required Livni's decisions to be examined by one of his confidants (cannot recall his name at the moment) before any decision she made was okayed. Net knew how left-wing she was and "still is," so I doubt the complete veracity of this report.
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