The Swiss Attorney General has confirmed his office is considering ‘war crimes’ charges against Israel’s former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, after receiving complaint submitted by pro-Palestinian group for her role in Israel’s ‘Operation Cast Lead’ against Hamas in 2008.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has confirmed that it is considering a request by a pro-Palestinian group to have former Israeli Foreign Minister and Zionist Union MK tried for alleged war crimes for her role in Israel’s counter-terrorism “Operation Cast Lead.”
Arabs in Uproar After Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal Poses With Israel’s Tzipi Livni – Twitter
According to Le Temps newspaper, Livni was named in a suit filed by the Geneva-based “Urgence Palestine” activist group. Continue Reading »
A Hamas instruction manual found on body of terrorists, orders fighters to hide behind civilians, proving Hamas exploited the IDF’s attempts to minimize civilian casualties, & even admit as such: ‘IDF limits use of ammunition to avoid harming civilians.’
By Yuval Karni, Benjamin Tobias
A notepad found by IDF soldiers during fighting in Gaza details instructions for terrorists to operate from within civilian population centers in Gaza in a bid to force the IDF to harm innocent civilians.
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni presented on Thursday a document in Arabic which explicitly instructs terrorists to deliberately fire at the Israeli army from within places where civilians are present, and thus harm its image. Continue Reading »
Minister Livni’s new plan links a Gaza ceasefire with resuming the peace negotiations with Abbas and the PA.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has presented a six-point plan which links a ceasefire in Gaza with a return to peace negotiations with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Channel 2 News reported about the details of the plan on Friday evening. Livni has presented the plan to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu but he has yet to respond, the report said.
Livni’s plan includes the following steps:
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- A ceasefire.
- Immediate humanitarian assistance to the residents of Gaza.
- Measures that will meet both Israel’s security demands and the economic needs of the people of Gaza, equating the interests of the parties.
Foreign Minister: ‘Even if Abu Mazen & Livni played checkers, that’s their prerogative’
Lieberman hints at new direction in peace talks.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman stressed on Saturday that Justice Minister Tzipi Livni’s meetings with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in London last week were unofficial and not sanctioned by the Israeli government.
“I assume that she (Livni) was in London privately and met whoever she wanted to meet,” Lieberman told Channel 2. “I’m sure that this wasn’t a meeting for peace talks. Even if they played checkers, that’s their prerogative.”
Sources in Netanyahu’s office said the prime minister had clarified to Livni that “in this kind of meeting, she only represents herself and not the Israeli government.”
Netanyahu stressed that according to decisions made by his cabinet, “The Israeli government won’t hold peace talks with a Palestinian government supported by Hamas, a terrorist organization that openly declares its intentions to destroy the State of Israel.”
Livni’s office stated that the minister’s meeting with Abbas wasn’t in her itinerary and was decided upon spontaneously as a way to take advantage of the fact that the PA president was also in London for talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Continue Reading »
Special immunity from ‘ideological legal stunts’ ahead of Livni’s London visit has been guaranteed, whereas Abbas visits freely despite Hamas unity.
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) has been given temporary diplomatic immunity by the British government ahead of her visit to London later in the week, in an attempt to shield her from “war crimes” prosecution.
Despite her push for peace talks, opposition to “settlers,” and opposition to a Basic Law enshrining Israel legally as the Jewish state, Livni has been threatened with British arrest warrants over her role as Foreign Minister during the counter-terror Operation Cast Lead. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Chief negotiator in the ongoing peace process Tzipi Livni reminded Abbas’ PA that there was “never any automatic commitment to release prisoners” without a peace deal.
JERUSALEM – Israel told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday it might not carry out a final stage of a Palestinian prisoner release unless he commits to prolonging peace talks beyond a US-set April deadline for a deal.
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
Israel’s chief negotiator, Tzipi Livni, issued the warning just a day after Abbas, at a White House meeting with US President Barack Obama aimed at keeping the talks alive, voiced hope the prisoners would go free by March 29. Continue Reading »
Conspiracy theorist & lecturer from the University of Palestine said on PA TV that Tzipi Livni has assassination plans for Abbas and calls her a ‘criminal murderer.’
By Ari Yashar
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni “is a murderer threatening to kill” Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – so claims Muhammad Abu Saada, a lecturer in International Law at the University of Palestine in Gaza during an interview on official PA TV.
Saada’s wild accusations stem from a statement Livni made last Sunday, when she said that by refusing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Abbas is taking positions “that are unacceptable to us or to the rest of the world.” She warned that if he “continues to adhere to these positions, he will pay the price.” Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, immediately became incensed at the statement, calling Livni “not fit to be a negotiator.”
The Arab lecturer took things a step further, saying in a broadcast last Thursday that Livni, during her service in Mossad in the 1980s, was “a maid in the home of an Iraqi nuclear scientist and she killed him with poison…Livni, in legal terminology, is a criminal. Continue Reading »
Cabinet ministers authorize the establishment of a public committee to examine the feasibility of purchasing a plane for Israeli PM and President, and the building of a new official PM Residence.
Lapid objects, ‘Gov’t must maintain modesty,’
By Moran Azulay
The government has authorized the establishment of a public that will look into purchasing a plane for the travel purposes of the prime minister and president.
Visualization of potential new PM residence planned in 2009
The committee will also examine the possibility of building a single structure to house the Prime Minister’s Office and his residence – the Israeli “White House.”
The committee will be chaired by retired High Court justice and former State Comptroller Eliezer Goldberg. Continue Reading »
PM Netanyahu reportedly concerned over Livni’s independent “promises” to Abbas’ negotiators & the U.S., including dividing Jerusalem.
By Gil Ronen
Daily newspaper Maariv reported Tuesday that there are differences of opinion and approach between the two heads of Israel’s negotiating team in talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) – Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and Attorney Yitzhak Molcho, who represents Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
While Livni wants large negotiation teams and a signing of a permanent status deal at the end of the nine months allotted to the “peace process” negotiations, Molcho is opposed to this approach and at this point is interested only in reaching an agreement on principles regarding the core issues. Continue Reading »
Deputy defense minister Danon says Likud will be tested if Livni succeeds in negotiating a “peace” deal.
“I read about training and support (in Syria) but these are baseless rumors,”reported Danon.
Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon said Sunday that reports about the presence of Israeli covert operations units in Syria, or Israeli training of rebel units, are unfounded.
“I read about training and support but these are baseless rumors,” he told Arutz Sheva in an in-depth interview. “Israel will not get involved in what happens in Syria. We are following matters with concern, and if our interests are harmed, we will not ask who fired the shots and in which direction, and just as we did in the past, we will act with determination to protect our interests.”
Danon also said he is not concerned about Iranian warnings that if the United States intervenes in Syria, the entire Middle East will “burn.”
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