Now, that was really rude of Tsippi Livni (not that we'd expect anything else from her) to make her grand announcement immediately post Likud Primaries. Yes, Tsippi is starting a new Opportunist Breakaway Party which she's calling "The Movement," a name which is giving the anglos here good laughs. It sounds more like she's clerking in a colonoscopy clinic than being a serious politician.
My guess is that she was trying to deflate the Likud's post-primary excitement, but those who are happy about the Likud results are even happier that Livni is long gone from the party of her father, the late Eitan Livni, who was also an Etzel fighter.
Photo: Ben Hartman
Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni released the name and campaign logo for the political party she was expected to launch at noon Tuesday. The name of the party as printed on a release of campaign materials is "The Movement."
Other party leaders on Israel's Left, Shelly Yachimovich-Labor and Yair Lapid-Yesh Atid, have admitted trying to negotiate with her to join their parties and work with them, but she refused all offers. Livni still has delusions that she can be Prime Minister. Think about it; even after Kadima's greatest victory, when it got more votes than Likud, she couldn't convince other politicians to work with her. Now she's irrelevant, but what do I care... let her run and keep on running... the movement?