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‘PM: Livni Won’t Be Involved in Peace Talks in My Next Government’

Not only will Tzipi Livni not get the foreign affairs portfolio in the next Likud-led government, she won’t be allowed anywhere near the diplomatic realm or be involved in talks with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers on Wednesday.

Several Likud ministers had asked Netanyahu to address media reports according to which he had made indirect contact with the Hatnuah leader, through emissaries, in order to assess her willingness to join his government in return for the foreign affairs portfolio.

Another rumor making the rounds in Wednesday was that while Livni wouldn’t get the Foreign Ministry, which would be reserved for Yisrael Beiteinu’s Avigdor Lieberman once he resolved all his legal issues, she would be appointed to lead talks with the Palestinians.

Read more at Haaretz.com

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