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.
Israel’s chief negotiator with the Palestinians said she sees difficulty with stalled peace talks moving ahead as the two sides -- joined by a U.S. team -- prepare for discussions today on whether to revive the effort.
Colleagues criticized Justice Minister Tzipi Livni for secretly meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London last week, saying she acted on her own accord and didn’t represent the government.
The more Israel’s former foreign minister and chief negotiator, Tzipi Livni, talks about making peace with the Palestinians, the more polls show her dwindling into obscurity before next week’s election.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lead heading toward elections on Jan. 22 has been little affected by the entry into the race of former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, according to a poll published today.