At Harvard, Tzipi Livni Offers ‘No Comment’ on Candidacy

October 12, 2012 5:35 pm 2 comments

Tzipi Livni. Photo: Antje Wildgrube.

CAMBRIDGE, MA—On the heels of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent announcement of early elections in Israel, Tzipi Livni must have known that question was coming.

Headlining a panel discussion at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Oct. 11, the former Israeli foreign minister and opposition leader was asked by an Israeli Harvard student if she is considering challenging Netanyahu in the upcoming election, set for Jan. 22, 2013.

Livni responded with a “no comment,” to the loud dismay of the crowd.

There has been rampant speculation surrounding Livni’s potential candidacy for prime minister. Much of this has been tied to the possible comeback of her former boss, Ehud Olmert, who was recently cleared of the corruption charges that led him to resign as prime minister in 2008. A recent poll featured in the Jerusalem Post revealed that a center-left party headlined by Olmert, Livni, current Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz and popular former news anchor Yair Lapid would beat Netanyahu’s Likud party by a margin of four Knesset seats, 31-27, thereby winning the election.

Joining Livni on the Harvard panel were Retired Israeli Major General Amos Yadlin, former George W. Bush administration National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, and former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy.

Livni, who has been highly critical of Netanyahu’s reported dispute with Obama over Iran, remarked that she “hates how Israel is on the political agenda” during this election season, in an apparent jab at speculation that Netanyahu is injecting himself into the race by favoring Republican Mitt Romney. She added that Israel “should remain a bipartisan issue.”

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  • כעיתונאי ומו”ל שדיווחתי על תכנית הגרעין באיראן למשרדו של התובע ודיסלדורף גרמניה לראש הממשלה של צפון הריין וסטפליה 1999:

    גרמניה פחדה במובן של הגילוי של תכנית הגרעין שלה באיראן בסיוע ראש הממשלה נתניהו:

    כי במפעל “Hasenclever” כלומר גרמני על Witzelstreet 55, ב40,212 דיסלדורף / גרמניה 1990 על ידי תקף אדמת הארץ של עיראק למדינת ישראל ומדינות מפרץ ונהרג על 1 מיליון אזרחים בטילי גז רעיל. זה קרה לאחר תשלום לעובדי חוסיין נשיא עיראק סדאם הבנק העירקי במזומן בדיסלדורף 1989 עד Hasenklever החברה גרמנית וממשלת גרמניה ולאחר מכן 5 מליארד DM שילם בעיר דיסלדורף

    עד ראייה:

    דרך הופעות של שוחד לפוליטיקאים ישראליים, מכסף לנשיא סדאם חוסיין, כמו נשיא פרס וראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו הפך 500 מיליון מרקים גרמנים אותו זמן, את פושעי הגרמנים לא נענשו עד כה, כי השודדים קיבל שוחד מגרמניה PM ישראל ונשיאו .

    זו שערורייה של בית הדין הבינלאומי בהאג, שעכשיו גילתה גם את רצח העם בגרמניה / הרג 20 מיליון אזרחים>, לא נחקר עד כה, גם לא למד את הפשע מהשינה 1990 נגד ישראל.

    במשך 9 שנים אני פונה לבית הדין של האו”ם בז’נבה (משרד האו”ם, 1211 10 ז’נבה, שוויץ) ללא כל עזרה עד עכשיו כאו”ם החלטה

    עד עכשיו אפילו ממשלת גרמניה ניסתה להרוג אותי בעת ביקור הרופאים ורופאי השיניים והמינוי של רוצחים זרים בגרמניה כדי להתנקש בחיי.

    As a journalist and publisher I reported on the nuclear program in Iran to the prosecutor’s office Düsseldorf and to Germany Prime Minister of North Rhine Westphalia 1999:

    Germany was afraid in the sense of the discovery of its nuclear program in Iran with help PM Netanyahu:

    That namely German Factory “Hasenclever” on Witzelstreet 55,in 40212 Düsseldorf/Germany attacked 1990 by the soil of the land of Iraq the State of Israel and Gulf States and killed about 1 Million citizens with poison gas rockets . That happened after payment President Iraq Saddam Hussein employees of the Iraqi Bank in cash in Düsseldorf 1989 to then German government and German company Hasenklever 5 billion DM paid in the city of Düsseldorf

    Eyewitness:

    Through performances of bribe to Israel politicians, from money President Saddam Hussein, like President Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became 500 Million DM that time, the criminals German were not punished until now, because the bandits received bribes from Germany PM Israel and his president.

    This is a scandal of the International Court in The Hague, which has now discovered also the Genocide in Germany/killing 20 million citizens>, not been studied until now, also not studied the crime from 1990 against Israel.

    For 9 years I turn to the UN tribunal in Geneva(Office of the United Nations,1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland)without any help till now as UN-decision

    Until now even the German government tried to kill me when visiting the physicians and dentists and appointment of foreign killers in Germany to assassinate me.

    In this regard, since the unification of the two German states about 20 million citizens murdered implied, silently continue to sit on the backs of millions murdered in Germany hidden in thousands of health Offices minutes long. Welfare recipients were systematically robbed and murdered as a result, in Germany on their rights of caregiver

    Germany with bribery of foot-the General of the UN and his colleagues was filled with the human rights organizations. This is a crime and abuse that must be followed before the ICC in The Hague.

    בהקשר זה, שכן האיחוד של שתי המדינות הגרמניות כ -20 מיליון אזרחים נרצחו במשתמע, בשקט להמשיך לשבת על גבם של מיליון שנרצחו בגרמניה נסתרת באלפי דקות ארוכות של לשכות בריאות. מקבלי גמלאות נשדדו ונרצחו באופן שיטתי כתוצאה מכך, בגרמניה בזכויותיו של מטפל שלהם

    גרמניה עם שוחד של רגל כללית של האו”ם ועמיתיו הייתה מלאה בארגוני זכויות האדם. זהו פשע והתעללות שחייבת להיות אחריו לפני בית הדין הפלילי הבינלאומי בהאג.

    • As a journalist and publisher I reported on the nuclear program in Iran to the prosecutor’s office Düsseldorf and to Germany Prime Minister of North Rhine Westphalia 1999:

      Germany was afraid in the sense of the discovery of its nuclear program in Iran with help PM Netanyahu:

      That namely German Factory “Hasenclever” on Witzelstreet 55,in 40212 Düsseldorf/Germany attacked 1990 by the soil of the land of Iraq the State of Israel and Gulf States and killed about 1 Million citizens with poison gas rockets . That happened after payment President Iraq Saddam Hussein employees of the Iraqi Bank in cash in Düsseldorf 1989 to then German government and German company Hasenklever 5 billion DM paid in the city of Düsseldorf

      Eyewitness:

      Through performances of bribe to Israel politicians, from money President Saddam Hussein, like President Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became 500 Million DM that time, the criminals German were not punished until now, because the bandits received bribes from Germany PM Israel and his president.

      This is a scandal of the International Court in The Hague, which has now discovered also the Genocide in Germany/killing 20 million citizens>, not been studied until now, also not studied the crime from 1990 against Israel.

      For 9 years I turn to the UN tribunal in Geneva(Office of the United Nations,1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland)without any help till now as UN-decision

      Until now even the German government tried to kill me when visiting the physicians and dentists and appointment of foreign killers in Germany to assassinate me.

      In this regard, since the unification of the two German states about 20 million citizens murdered implied, silently continue to sit on the backs of millions murdered in Germany hidden in thousands of health Offices minutes long. Welfare recipients were systematically robbed and murdered as a result, in Germany on their rights of caregiver

      Germany with bribery of foot-the General of the UN and his colleagues was filled with the human rights organizations. This is a crime and abuse that must be followed before the ICC in The Hague.

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