Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved forward with efforts to assemble a broad governing coalition after recruiting former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni with a promise to let her manage peace talks.
Tzipi Livni, the former Israeli foreign minister who condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing to advance peace efforts, agreed to join his coalition and manage talks with the Palestinians.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said now isn’t a good time to strike Iran and that quiet diplomacy may be effective, adding to domestic criticism of the way the government is handling the Iranian threat.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to criticism from political rivals over his relationship with President Barack Obama after the Democrats retained control of the White House, saying relations with the U.S. remain firm.
The Palestinian national liberation movement has arguably been the least successful such movement of the past 100 years. The Arabs have tried on many occasions to defeat Israel militarily, and to break it through terrorism and boycotts, and have failed each time.